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Private Prisons

  1. shane bauer
    Shane Bauer Talks Working Undercover at a Private PrisonIn a new book, the investigative reporter toggles between the grim present and brutal history of for-profit incarceration in America.
  2. social services
    The Halfway-House Manager Who’s Trying to Keep His Clients Out of Prison“That’s got to be the loneliest feeling in the world — being a guy who’s been in and out of jail for 40 years with no prospects.”
  3. Prison Stocks Up, Gun Stocks Down As Investors React to Trump’s ElectionAfter a quick drop late Tuesday night, the Dow Jones has stabilized on Wednesday.
  4. Trump Offers a Ray of Hope for America’s Embattled Private-Prison IndustryThe Feds are phasing them out, and some states may soon follow. But Trump seems to be bullish on for-profit incarceration.
  5. The Justice Department Will End Its Use of Private PrisonsAfter finding such prisons provide inferior service to state-run facilities, DOJ no longer thinks incarceration should be a for-profit enterprise.
  6. The Obama Administration’s $1 Billion Giveaway to the Private Prison IndustryThe administration paid $1 billion to build a detention center for migrant women and children that it barely uses.