In addition to well-known prison profiteers Corrections Corporation of America and The GEO Group, many other companies also benefit from epidemic prison and jail building.
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Researchers found that removing large numbers of people from a community disrupts what they call the “social ecology.” It limits the availability of family and friends to provide the support, comfort, … [Read More...]
irst, the bad news, as laid out in a report by Los Angeles County Inspector General Max Huntsman and reported Friday in The Times: The Sheriff's Department does a poor job of informing the public … [Read More...]
Officials said the drop has allowed them to keep more offenders incarcerated for larger portions of their sentence. They still don't have enough space to keep everyone for their entire … [Read More...]
There's the question of whether, as the incarcerated population shrinks, the County will finally start focusing on putting resources where they need to be: on rehabilitation and reentry support, not … [Read More...]
he United States has 5% of the world’s population but 25% of the world’s prison population. More than 60% of those in U.S. prisons are Black or Hispanic. How did this happen? Is there anything we can … [Read More...]