Last Friday, lawmakers made two major moves in challenging the use of privately-owned detention centers and prisons in the United States.
Between a federal shutdown, ongoing litigation, and new efforts to change bad policy, there’s a lot going on in the nation’s criminal justice system. Here’s what you might have missed.
Two week ago, we asked you, lovely readers, to submit your towns and cities to us for a look at the ways municipalities are investing your tax dollars. Since then, five dozen of you have gotten back to us, and we’ve sent off requests to your many great suggestions.
MuckRock is still taking submissions to learn more about how cities and towns invest nationwide - submit yours today!
Here are five close-to-home ways for you to learn more about the private prison industry, and to contribute to the ongoing discussion about their use.