Prison Privatization

Police Leaders Join Call to Cut Prison Rosters

More than 130 police chiefs, prosecutors and sheriffs — including some of the most prominent law enforcement officials in the country — are adding their clout to the movement to reduce the nation’s incarceration rate.

Criminal: How Lockup Quotas and "Low-Crime Taxes" Guarantee Profits for Private Prison Corporations

This report discusses the use of prison bed occupancy guarantee clauses in prison privatization contracts and explores how bed occupancy guarantees undermine criminal justice policy and democratic, accountable government. The report sheds light on the for-profit private prison industry

What’s the plan behind the women’s prison proposal?

New Hampshire Corrections officials gave out details this week for a proposed $38 million, 224-bed women’s prison behind the men’s prison in Concord.

Senate Finance votes against bill to ban private prisons

House budget officials pushed hard for a new $38 million women’s prison at a Senate hearing April 16.
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