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Corporate Confession: Gangs Ran This Private Prison
What happened in Mississippi when no one wanted dangerous, low-paying guard jobs.
November 6, 2017
When A Small Town’s Private Prison Goes Bust
Contrary to popular belief, private prisons often don’t save the economies of the rural towns that seek them out.
October 13, 2016
How My Time as a Private Prison Guard Changed the Way I See Inmates
“No one wants to be accused of being ‘inmate-friendly.’”
M. Leann Skeen
August 18, 2016
What You Need to Know About the Private Prison Phase-Out
With the feds cutting back, the companies are down but not out.
July 6, 2016
Inside the Deadly World of Private Prisoner Transport
Tens of thousands of people every year are packed into vans run by for-profit companies with almost no oversight.
April 12, 2016
The Prison Visit That Cost My Family $2,370
How loved ones bear the hidden cost of shipping inmates out of state.
June 22, 2015
Columbia students rally to get their school to divest from private prison companies.
February 24, 2015
A Most Unsurprising Riot
Life inside the infamous Willacy immigration prison.
December 18, 2014
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Private Prisons...
...is none of your damn business.
November 15, 2014
Dying in Attica
An aging bank robber faces the end.
John J. Lennon