Traditionally, for-profit jailers have drawn bipartisan support. But Trump, the sector’s ostensible savior, has made the industry a lightning rod.
Two candidates in a San Antonio special election are beefing over contributions from a private prison firm linked to Trump’s family separations.
Lawyers Seek to Reform ‘Ethical Minefield’ of Public Defender’s Office Controlled by Texas Prison System
Former public defenders say prison officials who had a hand in prosecuting their clients influenced and sometimes outright interfered with their defense work.
One judge said, “This isn’t a story. It’s a saga — tough, graphic reporting that shows how privately operated prisons function.”
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.
Senate Bill 1018 would allow prison firms to skip all the burdensome regulations that other child care facilities must deal with.
After a riot destroys a for-profit prison, Willacy County ponders its economic future.