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New York City shows how easy divesting from private prisons can be

New York City shows how easy divesting from private prisons can be

Divesting from companies at the municipal level is a city-wide form of direct action that, this summer, New York City used this against for-profit prisons.

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While deportation rates drop, the number of people held at detention centers steadily rises

While deportation rates drop, the number of people held at detention centers steadily rises

The task of enforcing our country’s immigration laws has become a sprawling responsibility in the United States, and the mechanisms by which non-citizens are detained and removed are facing a lot of strain: practically, financially, and socially.

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Looking back at the last three years in private prisons

Looking back at the last three years in private prisons

Developments in the last three years have injected drama into the lives of private prison companies, but the criticisms of watchdogs in and out of government proved no match for correctional companies in support of the new Presidential administration.

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Five ways private prisons break the rules - and get away with it

Five ways private prisons break the rules - and get away with it

Private prisons have received increased scrutiny in the last few years, and Inspectors General and independent investigations have found more than a few questionable habits behind one of the government’s top contracting agents.

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Your annual reminder: FOIA still doesn’t apply to private prisons

Your annual reminder: FOIA still doesn’t apply to private prisons

Though challenges have been brought successfully in four states where private prisons operate, federal public records law remains inapplicable to the operations of for-profit prisons.

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