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After a banner year under Trump, local scrutiny of private prisons is as important as ever

After a banner year under Trump, local scrutiny of private prisons is as important as ever

The administration’s attitude has helped to make the last year one of the most promising for the private prison industry, but local initiatives continue to combat its expansion at home.

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The year in Private Prisons

The year in Private Prisons

Private prisons were still on notice at the start of the year, but they quickly regained their footing. Here are some developments from this year in privatized incarceration.

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After a five-year hiatus, Kentucky is reconnecting with private prisons

After a five-year hiatus, Kentucky is reconnecting with private prisons

With a prison population straining within aging facilities and under the effects of opioid addiction, the Bluegrass State is returning to the Lee Adjustment Center to house some of its inmates.

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Learn more about what your town is investing in

Learn more about what your town is investing in

Cities usually have their own assortment of stocks and securities. Help us figure out which ones yours are invested in.

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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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