Tag Archives: private prisons
Legislature Plans to Close Four Correctional Facilities. Will They Become Immigrant Detention Centers?
Many see the closures as a step in the right direction, but some advocates worry what the empty prisons could mean for immigrant detention.
Lawmakers, agency heads and policy advocates alike see this as a “step in the right direction,” but some worry what empty prisons could mean for immigrant d...Read More
Senate Bill 1018 would allow prison firms to skip all the burdensome regulations that other child care facilities must deal with.
The private prison companies that run detention centers for immigrant kids and their mothers have a problem: They can’t legally hold families for an extended ...Read More
The world’s largest for-profit prison has minimal oversight, overcharged the federal government by $2.1 million, arbitrarily punishes protesting inmates and s...Read More
In a heated discussion with ICE Director Paula Saldaña, Houston Congressman John Culberson wondered why the U.S. lets so many immigrant detention beds go empty...Read More
Terrell State Hospital needs help, badly. So why is Texas privatizing the psychiatric facility—and picking a notorious company to run it?
Terrell State Hospital needs help, badly. So why is Texas privatizing the psychiatric facility—and picking a notorious company to run it?...Read More
The biggest, best, and newest studies agree that the U.S. needs to incarcerate fewer people. So why are the numbers climbing? Texas is one reason....Read More