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Idaho and Vermont opt to send more prisoners out of state

Idaho and Vermont opt to send more prisoners out of state

Two of the least populated states in the nation are experiencing enough prison crowding to warrant, by their estimates, the transfer of hundreds of inmates to private prison facilities in other states.

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FOIA FAQ: What to do when an agency claims not to have records you know it has

FOIA FAQ: What to do when an agency claims not to have records you know it has

One question we get asked a lot here at MuckRock is what to do in situations where an agency claims it has no responsive records when the requester knows the records exist. It comes up with frustrating frequency, we’ve found that the root cause is often one of the five following factors.

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Goshen, Indiana: the city that said no to a new ICE facility

Goshen, Indiana: the city that said no to a new ICE facility

Last fall, Goshen, Indiana, seat of the conservative Elkhart County which overwhelmingly voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 election, was approached by private prison company CoreCivic with plans for a new Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility. However, instead of quickly signing on the dotted line with the promise of financial windwall, the Goshen citizenry took pause, and began to voice their concerns.

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Check out MuckRock’s new and improved Private Prison Project page

Check out MuckRock’s new and improved Private Prison Project page

Want to stay up-to-date on how the incarceration industry is growing? Visit MuckRock’s Private Prison Project page and check out years’ worth of articles covering the micro to the macro.

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How to help the Private Prison Project

How to help the Private Prison Project

Are you a journalist? An activist? A concerned citizen who thinks there should be better accounting behind corporatized corrections? Help contribute to the Private Prison Project.

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