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News December 17, 2020
His administration has funneled $30 million to Ashland University in Ohio. Critics say the school’s tablet-based program fails incarcerated students.
News November 17, 2020
CoreCivic and GEO Group have been shifting away from prisons toward other government contracts, like office space and immigration detention.
The System November 13, 2020
Sure, prisons and jails are dangerous places. But everyday life inside isn’t as explosive as TV and movies make it look.
Feature June 26, 2019
What happened in Mississippi when no one wanted dangerous, low-paying guard jobs.
Commentary November 6, 2017
Contrary to popular belief, private prisons often don’t save the economies of the rural towns that seek them out.
Life Inside October 13, 2016
“No one wants to be accused of being ‘inmate-friendly.’”
News August 18, 2016
With the feds cutting back, the companies are down but not out.
Feature July 6, 2016
Tens of thousands of people every year are packed into vans run by for-profit companies with almost no oversight.
Feature April 12, 2016
How loved ones bear the hidden cost of shipping inmates out of state.
News June 22, 2015
Columbia students rally to get their school to divest from private prison companies.