Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), the biggest private prison company in the country, earned $1.7 billion last year from locking people up. If immigration reform goes badly, they could make even more.
By Aviva Stahl
Even if we already know the statistic, hearing it is pretty chilling: one out of every 100 Americans is behind bars, by far the highest incarceration rate in the world.
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Friday November 8, 2013, CMC – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) trade ministers began a two-day meeting here with a call for the region to energize its external trade policy and explore opportunities in South America as well as deepen trade and investment relations with the African Caribbean Pacific (ACP) Group.
Charlotte Silver, AlterNet The only evidence needed to get someone thrown in solitary is a tattoo, letter, photo or piece of political material.
The federal government has subsidized the criminalization of millions of young people simply for having a small amount of pot.
By Rania Khalek, Truthout “We been exposed to this type of surveillance since we got here,” declared Kymone Freeman, director of the National Black LUV Fest as he emceed the historic rally against NSA surveillance in Washington, DC. He continued, “Drones is a form of surveillance. Racial profiling is a form of surveillance. Stop-and-frisk is a form of surveillance. We all black today!” This was the mood that characterized the…
By LEANNE ITALIE
NEW YORK — NEW YORK (AP) — Is donning blackface to dress up as a favorite TV character ever OK for Halloween?
UGLY CHANTS BY SOCCER FANS MAR ‘NO TO RACISM’ WEEK Oct. 29 (GIN) – African soccer stars came under a hail of racist chanting at a recent Champions League match by Russians in Moscow last week. The incident highlighted the failure of official anti-racism efforts, particularly this week’s “Football (soccer) Against Racism in Europe Action Week” organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). Jeers from the Moscow stadium…
Activist points to increasing privatization of detention centers as being behind mandatory detention rules in immigration reform bill.