States Should Follow Feds On Rethinking Private Prisons

By Christopher Zoukis Recently the US Department of Justice announced they would be closing all privately run federal prisons, declining to renew contracts, or significantly reducing the scope of private prison contracts. This comes following a report from the Justice

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For-Profit Prisons: A Barrier to Serious Criminal Justice Reform

By Dianne Frazee-Walker Anyone interested in prison reform is aware the United States incarcerates more people than any other country in the world. Even though our country is large, only five percent of the world’s population inhabit the US. Incredibly,

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Mass Incarceration on Trial

By Scott McLemee The United States has the highest incarceration rate of any country in the world. It has come down a sliver over the past six years: the all-time peak rate was in 2008, with 754 prisoners per 100,000

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Arizona’s New Governor: We Have No Money For Public Education, But Let’s Fund This Private Prison

By Sam Brodey In his inaugural speech in January, Arizona’s new Republican governor, Doug Ducey, struck a budget hawk’s tone while staring down a $1.5 billion budget shortfall. “Fair warning: The budget will not meet with general approval among special interests.”

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