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The Corrupt Corporate Incarceration Complex. Seventeen-year-old Hillary Transue did what lots of 17-year-olds do: Got into mischief.
Hillary's mischief was composing a MySpace page poking fun at the assistant principal of the high school she attended in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Hillary was an honor student who'd never had any trouble with the law before. And her MySpace page stated clearly that the page was a joke. But despite all that, Hilary found herself charged with harassment. She stood before a judge and heard him sentence her to three months in a juvenile detention facility. Vidéo Justice?: More Fallout in Judicial Corruption Slavery Case, Court Employees Investigated - Pennsylvania - February 23, 2011 de mirrorthis2010 (Actualité - mirrorthis2010.
: More Fallout in Judicial Corruption Slavery Case, Court Employees Investigated - Pennsylvania - February 23, 2011 Court Employees Investigated in Judicial Corruption Kids for Cash Scandal - Pennsylvania. Feb 23, 2011. Courthouse Employees to be Investigated in Judicial Corruption Kids for Cash Scandal Luzerne County Pennsylvania. There is yet more fallout from the federal corruption trial of a former Luzerne County judge. Now, there is an employee inquiry at the Luzerne County Courthouse. U.S. Private Prison Population Grew 37 Percent Between 2002-2009 As Industry Lobbying Dollars Grew 165 Percent. By Zaid Jilani on September 26, 2011 at 1:40 pm "U.S.
Private Prison Population Grew 37 Percent Between 2002-2009 As Industry Lobbying Dollars Grew 165 Percent" Today, the Michigan Messenger reports about how the private prisons behemoth Corrections Corporations of America grew over the last decade, expanding both its prisoner population and its political clout. The Messenger cites data from the U.S. CORRECTIONS: Prison Privatization and the Prison Boom. Outlawed at the beginning of the 20th Century, private corporations are once again owning and operating prisons for profit.
A controversial issue which dates back to the days that followed the Emancipation Proclamation, CORRECTIONS examines its re-appearance today amidst globalization and the most awesome growth of prisons in all of modern history, painting a complex portrait of what many are calling the "prison industrial complex. " In the mid-1980's, fifteen years of massive and unprecedented growth within the US prison system hit a snag -- it ran out of money.
When the state wants to build a new prison, it traditionally asks the voters to approve the cost through a bond issue. But this time, voters throughout the country began to say no. So many turned to private investment, to venture capital, both to fund new prison projects and to run the prisons themselves for costs around $30 to $60 per bed, per day. Private Prison Companies Want You Locked Up — Justice Policy Institute. Press Release Published: June 22, 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 22, 2011Contacts:Zerline Hughes – 202.558.7974 x308 / email@example.comJason Fenster – 202.558.7974 x306 / firstname.lastname@example.org Private Prison Companies Want You Locked UpNew report highlights political strategies of companies working to make money through harsh policies and longer sentences.
How the Recession Hurts Private Prisons. Priv-report.pdf (application/pdf Object) The prison industry in the United States: big business or a new form of slavery? Human rights organizations, as well as political and social ones, are condemning what they are calling a new form of inhumane exploitation in the United States, where they say a prison population of up to 2 million – mostly Black and Hispanic – are working for various industries for a pittance.
Incarceration in the United States. Sentenced USA prisoners under jurisdiction of State and Federal correctional authorities, as a Percent of Population. 1925–2003.
Does not include prisoners held in the custody of local jails, inmates out to court, and those in transit. 6,977,700 adults were under correctional supervision (probation, parole, jail, or prison) in 2009. A graph showing the incarceration rate under state and federal jurisdiction per 100,000 population 1925–2008. Does not include prisoners held in the custody of local jails, inmates out to court, and those in transit. The male incarceration rate is roughly 15 times the female incarceration rate.
Private prison. A private prison or for-profit prison, jail, or detention center is a place in which individuals are physically confined or interned by a third party that is contracted by a government agency.
Private prison companies typically enter into contractual agreements with governments that commit prisoners and then pay a per diem or monthly rate for each prisoner confined in the facility. Today, the privatization of prisons refers both to the takeover of existing public facilities by private operators and to the building and operation of new and additional prisons by for-profit prison companies. Private prisons in the United Kingdom Development Privately run prisons are run under contracts which set out the standards that must be met. CCA. Corrections Corporation of America. Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) is a company that owns and manages private prisons and detention centers and operates others on a concession basis.
The company is the largest private corrections company in the United States and manages more than 67 facilities with a designed capacity of 92,500 beds. CCA, incorporated in 1983 by three businessmen with experience in government and corrections, is based in Nashville, Tennessee.