- Effects on Communities
- Effects on Local and State Economies
- Resource Priorities
- Effects on Families
- Lack of Accountability
- Moral Issues
National Civil Rights Coalition Launches Campaign to End For-Profit Private Prison System
From www.enewspf.com - September 5, 2013
Corporate Investors and Board Members Urged to Drop Exploitative Business
For-Profit Prison Company Tells Investors: Economy Recovery Will Put More People In Prison
Business Insider Australia writes July 18 that "as the U.S. economy improves, people are going back to work, investing in their homes, and preparing to make new purchases.
Prisons For-Profit in Texas and Beyond
When I was first told about privatized prisons, I thought it was one of the most absurd things I had ever heard.
Effects on Local and State Economies
The Drain of Public Prison Systems and the Role of Privatization: A Case Study of State Correctional Systems
Released February 2010
by David W. Miller
NAACP Report Says Shift in Funding Toward Prisons 'Failing Us' | PBS NewsHour | April 7, 2011
A new report from the NAACP shows states are devoting increasingly larger portions of their budgets to prisons, while education gets smaller and smaller portions.
Worst bailout ever?: Corporate welfare meets community destruction
From www.salon.com - September 4, 2013
The powerful private prison industry wants more prisoners, to maintain profits. The "solution" will horrify you
Prison Privatization: A Meta-Analysis of Cost and Quality of Confinement Indicators
Research on Social Work Practice, Vol. 19, No. 4, 2009, pp. 383-394
Letter: For-profit prisons don't care about well-being of prisoners
From qconline.com - May 24, 2013
The prison population in this country is exploding, and corporations like Criminal Corrections of America and GEO are profiting handsomely, thanks to Operation Streamline, a program begun under the Bush administration.
This means more profits for these companies at the expense of taxpayers, because every dime they make comes from the feds. They employ cheap labor and could care less about the health and well being of their prisoners.
CCA has doled out $881,898 in contributions since last year (in Russia it's bribery, here we call it lobbying), leading to a stock split and gains of 171 percent.
They are trying to buy prisons that are closed (select ones that they can make huge profits on) and reopen them with unqualified staff and minimum standards. Running the penal system is something that should be left to the government (just like health care and our schools).
Moral monstrosity: America’s for-profit Gulag system — RT Op-Edge
The private prison population in the US has rocketed 17-fold over the last two decades mostly on the shoulders of the deep-pocketed prison lobby, and the business continues to thrive.
Stephen Henderson: Running prisons for profit nearly criminal
Privatization works best in parts of government where the profit motive aligns closely with the need to provide a direct, definable service to constituents.
For-Profit Prison: Making Money Off Of Crime
"There was a unit manager who solicited other inmates to assault me and beat me." When social scientists study the criminal justice system, they say that imp...
When prisoners mean profit, the numbers don't go down
Zoe Williams: Cracking down on Sky TV for inmates is easy. Solving the paradox of a privatised prison service is going to be a lot harder
Freedom Forum CEO Tied to For-Profit Prisons
Charles Overby has a foot planted firmly in two very different worlds. In one, he is a champion of the free press. In the other, he is part of a group at the helm of a corporation that has worked h...
Wells Fargo Profits from Private Prisons
November 22, 2011
MEDIA ROOTS — As
big banks inject record amounts of cash into lobbying this year, largely aimed at access to fin
Effects on Families
For-Profit Prison Bankers Prey On Inmates' Families With Exorbitant Fees
From www.huffingtonpost.com - October 2, 2014
Editor's note: This is the first in a two-part series examining how financial companies charge high fees to the families of prison inmates.