Prison Privatization

New Hampshire House Rejects Private Prisons

One of the most controversial issues facing states today–Private prisons.

Bill to block private prisons clears first hurdle

The House Criminal Justice Committee voted 13-5 Feb. 28 to pass HB 443 blocking for-profit prison firms from taking over the corrections system.

Letter to NH Rep. Laura Pantelakos, on HB443-FN Prohibiting Privatization by Alex Friedmann

HB 443-FN, prohibiting prison privatization, is scheduled for a Public Hearing in House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee for Thursday, February 7th!

The Legacy of Chattel Slavery: Private Prisons Blur the Line Between Real People and Real Estate With New IRS Property Gambit

An article by Christopher Petrella at the online magazine,, reports on how the large private prison corporations are re-inventing themselves as Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT’s) with the primary objective of reducing their taxes on profits.

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