Nevada’s move to ban for-profit prisons ended in a veto last week. Instead the state, which is dealing with overcrowding in its own facilities, will send prisoners to for-profit operators out-of-state without any anticipated caps on the practice.
Three states currently have explicit prohibitions on the use of for-profit prisons for the housing of state and local inmates, and Nevada now stands to become the first southwestern state to ban the housing private correctional facilities.
In the next few weeks President Donald Trump is slated to release a highly-anticipated plan for an overhaul of the nation’s infrastructure, and with an anticipated total tag of nearly a trillion dollars, there will certainly be plenty of feeders fighting at the trough of public funds.
The houses of the Texas State Congress effectively split on whether to consider immigrant detention centers as “child care”-like facilities, keeping a federal judgement on acceptable standards for family detention in place for now.
Worcester Police claims it will take 15 minutes to “review and redact” each of its emails with the Trump campaign
After requesting emails between Donald J. Trump Inc. and the the Worcester Police Department, the department said it would cost over $800, citing the sizable task of separating the police officers’ emails from those of other city employees. A revised request for all of the emails then brought the cost to nearly $9,000, with WPD arguing that “due to the sensitive nature of the emails, each will take 15 minutes to review and redact.”