Category Archives: Private Prisons

Report Shows Even More Evidence Of The Misuse Of Solitary Confinement

WASHINGTON — A report released this week by the Vera Institute of Justice, a nonpartisan nonprofit based in New York, provides yet more evidence of the misuse of solitary confinement. The researchers add to a growing body of evidence that … Continue reading

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Attica’s lessons and the urgency of ending prison-based gerrymandering

“Two-thirds of new prisons were built in rural areas, despite the experience at Attica and despite research showing that keeping an incarcerated person close to home increases family visits and reduces the odds of recidivism or a return to prison.” … Continue reading

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Solitary confinement isn’t the solution for immigrant detainees – latimes.com

Solitary confinement in immigration detention centers across the nation is often overused and arbitrarily applied. According to data obtained by the National Immigrant Justice Center, as many as 300 immigrants, or about 1% of all detainees in the 50 largest … Continue reading

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Prison costs: One of Chicago’s priciest neighborhoods isn’t what you’d expect

Taxpayers have shelled out an estimated $5.3 billion in the past decade just to incarcerate Chicago citizens who have been convicted of felony offenses, a vast majority of which are non-violent crimes, a new analysis by NBC 5 Investigates and … Continue reading

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Vermont Activists Battle Private Prisons

“According to southern Vermont’s Rutland Herald the number of prisoners in Vermont increased at “nearly five times the national average” between 2002 and 2003.  The number of teenagers and young adults in Vermont jails surged by more than 77 percent. A racialized … Continue reading

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