prison-industrial complex Archives

‘Harsh Punishment’ – Trump and DeVos Push Back of Student Protections Is Sending Black Kids to Jail

April 23, 2018

Shutdown of Texas Schools Probe Shows Trump Administration Pullback on Civil Rights By Annie Waldman ProPublica Beside a highway in Bryan, Texas, tucked between a motorcycle bar and the county jail, stands a low-slung, sprawling complex with tinted windows, sandstone walls…

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Trump’s AG Moves To Throw People In Prison — Just For Being Poor

December 28, 2017

If you’re poor, you’re screwed by Trump One of the many policies the Obama Administration enacted to protect people from the legal damnations of poverty was the ending of debtors’ prisons; institutions that exist for the sole purpose of entrapping…

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The Department Of Justice Just Stuck A Dagger Into The Heart Of Private Prisons

August 18, 2016

America, get ready for some good news: The Justice Department has set its sights firmly on ending the use of private prisons. Now, pick your slack-jaw off the floor and dig the details. The move comes, The Washington Post reports,…

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University of California Divests From Prison-Industrial Complex

January 2, 2016

In December, the University of California system announced it would divest from the prison-industrial complex by December 31st by dumping $30 million in stock it held in for-profit prison companies Corrections Corporation of America and The Geo Group. The decision…

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“We Were Wrong About That.” Clinton Apologizes For Failed Crime Law

July 16, 2015

Bill Clinton spoke before the N.A.A.C.P. on July 15th, and issued a long overdue apology: “Former President Bill Clinton on Wednesday disavowed part of the anti-crime legislation that he long considered one of his top accomplishments, concluding that it went…

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