Inmates To Be Firefighters In Camden Co.? - News4Georgia Story - WJXT Jacksonville. CAMDEN COUNTY, Ga. - A select group of inmates may get the chance to get out of jail to fight fires and respond to medical emergencies in Camden County.
At least that's an idea being tossed around to help solve the county's budget woes. Residents of the county are also talking about the idea, and many of them aren't happy. "It still would make me nervous as a female out by myself running errands. "Prison and jail are to rehabilitate people. Many county firefighters, who wanted to remain anonymous, said they feared for their safety, and they and their families don't like the idea of working so hard for a profession that could be given to convicts. Lawmakers, however, say something has to be done. "I wouldn't want to say that I'm in favor of it, but I'm definitely interested in it," Camden County Commissioner Jimmy Starline said. Starline recently visited Sumter County, Ga., where prisoners have been working as firefighters for two years now. A tale of 2 inmates in California's Security Housing Units. California Department of Corrections and RehabilitationPelican Bay State Prison Inmate Arturo Castellanos One man was a petty thief mistakenly identified as a player in a violent Latino prison gang.
The other was a convicted murderer whose numerous assaults behind bars and continuing influence on the streets earned him a reputation as a ruthless gang leader. The fact that both men were locked for years in grim, windowless isolation cells at Pelican Bay State Prison illustrates the challenge that corrections officials face as they overhaul the state’s controversial Security Housing Units. Opened in 1989, Pelican Bay was designed to house California’s most dangerous inmates. New AZ law mandates $25 fee for prison visits. Sheriff Saves $1 Million By De-Privatizing County Jail.
After 9/11, A New Era In The Business Of Detaining Immigrants. This article has been updated On a conference call with investors less than two months after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Wall Street executive Steve Logan predicted a new era of unbridled growth for his industry: the for-profit prison business.
"It is clear that since Sept. 11, there's a heightened focus on detention, both on the borders and in the U.S. ," Logan, the chief executive of publicly-traded prison corporation Cornell Companies, told analysts on a quarterly earnings call. "More people are gonna get caught. ... Slave Labor, Prison Privatization, Prison Industry - ALEC Conservatives push this agenda nationwide!
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They do the bidding of Koch regarding dispersing EPA and climate disinformation to the public, promoting the Koch and ALEC agendas. Much of the efforts of ALEC is centered around Criminal Justice in the U.S. Democracy Now! Mobile. The Hidden History of ALEC and Prison Labor. Years after ALEC's Truth In Sentencing bills became the law of the land, its Prison Industries Act has quietly expanded prison labor across the country.
This article is part of a Nation series exposing the American Legislative Exchange Council, in collaboration with the Center For Media and Democracy. John Nichols introduces the series. About the Author Bob Sloan Bob Sloan is a former offender, Stop ALEC organizer and blogger who has spent the past decade researching the PIE... Mike Elk Mike Elk is a labor journalist and third-generation union organizer based in Washington, D.C. Also by the Author Letters obtained by The Nation show that companies involved in the oil, gas and coal industries are increasingly pushing workers to vote Republican. Alabama Agriculture Department Advances Plan To Replace Immigrant Workers With Prisoners. By Marie Diamond on December 6, 2011 at 5:10 pm "Alabama Agriculture Department Advances Plan To Replace Immigrant Workers With Prisoners"
State Launches Investigation of Bay Area Lawyers Involved in Hunger Strike Negotiations. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has barred two Bay Area attorneys from entering Pelican Bay State Prison as a hunger strike drags on at the facility, asserting that it is investigating them for alleged illegal activity that compromised prison security.
The attorneys are Carol Strickman of Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, based in San Francisco; and Marilyn McMahon, executive director of Oakland-based California Prison Focus, according to California Watch. Neither Strickman or McMahon immediately returned our calls for comment. Thom Hartmann: Privatized Prisons...Criminal in a Democracy (explains ALEC's involvement) Ohio first for privatizing prisonsDayton Business JournalDate: Friday, September 2, 2011, 7:00am Ohio is about to become the first state in the country to privatize a prison, with the planned sale of the Lake Erie Correctional Institution in Ashtabula County, according to the Toledo Blade.Corrections Corporation of America will pay more than $70 million for the prison, making it the only one of five originally put up for sale by the state to be sold.
The others did not have deals that could be worked out to make it beneficial for taxpayers if they were sold, according to the Blade. Kasich considers selling 5 prisons, newspaper saysWednesday, March 9, 2011 11:27 AM Associated Press. USA - Concerns raised about treatment of Michigan's HIV-positive prisoners. After Troy Davis: End the Death Penalty or End the Prison Industrial Complex? - The ITT List. Corporate Con Game. How the private prison industry helped shape Arizona’s anti-immigrant law.
Members of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) include Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), Geo Group and 36 Arizona state legislators. Arizona House Democrats: Campbell urges GOP to ‘cease and desist’ on private prisons. STATE CAPITOL, – House Minority Leader Chad Campbell urged Republican leaders today to put a hold on building private prisons and form a committee to investigate the Arizona Department of Corrections’ failure to comply with state law. sent letters to Gov.
Jan Brewer, state Department of Corrections director Chuck Ryan and House Speaker Andy Tobin. “I urge you to cease and desist the procurement of 5,000 additional private prison beds until the cost-benefit and performance analysis required by law is completed and after enhanced security, training and monitoring policies are in place and shown to be effective at all existing private facilities,” wrote in a letter to Brewer and Ryan. asked Tobin to form a committee to investigate the non-compliance if Brewer and Ryan continue to break the law. 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. Calif. Prison Hunger Strike Reaches 12th Day As Citizens Rally In Support. People as far as New York have stood in solidarity with this year's hunger strikes by California prisoners.
(Creative Commons) Arizona judge refuses to block private prison beds. By Bob Ortega - Sept. 15, 2011 12:00 AM The Arizona Republic. Conservative legislation mill a driving force behind private prisons Visitors to Arizona Prisons Hit with $25 Fee.