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Prison contracts regularly come up for reconsideration

Prison contracts regularly come up for reconsideration

Each year, dozens of private prison contracts come up for re-bid. Help MuckRock’s Private Prison Project by letting us know about the contract debate near you.

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Puerto Rico looks to privatize its prison system

Puerto Rico looks to privatize its prison system

As part of efforts to rebuild and restructure Puerto Rico after last fall’s destructive hurricane season, the island territory is actively planning to use private prisons on the mainland to house a third of its current inmate population.

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GEO Group sues Washington to keep privately run immigration detention center open

GEO Group sues Washington to keep privately run immigration detention center open

Private prison giant GEO Group appeals to the powers of the federal government and property rights to allow continued operation in Tacoma, Washington.

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Nine Days of FOIA Exemptions: b(4)

Nine Days of FOIA Exemptions: b(4)

With Sunshine Week just around the corner, we wanted to count down the days to our favorite time of year with a closer look at what’s going on behind the black bars: the nine federal FOIA exemptions. Today, we’re looking at b(4), the “trade secrets” exemption.

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Bureau of Prisons looks to privatization amid staffing cuts

Bureau of Prisons looks to privatization amid staffing cuts

The Trump administration’s policies will be benefiting the bank accounts of the country’s largest for-profit prison operators and echo correctional policies that have been controversial since the ’80s.

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