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As it benefits from the corporate coffers of private prison giant CoreCivic, the institute advocates privatized reentry programs from which the company profits. Read more

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Concentrated corporate giants like Amazon and the private prison duopoly are sustaining Trump’s cruelties in the migrant camps. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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This is a call to action. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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Structured as real-estate investment trusts, private companies could receive funds to build prisons and lease them to governments for use. Read more

Health and Social Policy

The Atlanta-based rapper’s untimely run-in with immigration enforcement agents offers a window into the world of the tens of thousands of immigrants currently locked in ICE jails.  Read more

Civil Rights in America

What needs to be done to be done to end our half-century long incarceration nightmare? Read more

Law and Justice


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A Texas court ruling on child-care providers offers the Trump administration a way around protections for underage migrants. Read more

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Many in the path of the storm, including poor residents and hundreds of prisoners, are forced to stay put. Read more

Economic Policy


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A new Republican bill would slap nonviolent criminals with 15-year mandatory minimum sentences. White-collar crimes, property crimes, and drug-related offenses would all count toward being considered a “career armed criminal.” Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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We can only imagine what Donald Trump will say when he addresses the World Economic Forum at the elite ski resort. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

As cities grow more progressive, a new breed of prosecutors are winning office and upending the era of lock-’em-up justice. They may hold the key to resisting Trump’s mania for mass incarceration. Read more

Health and Social Policy

As a Louisiana sheriff’s off-the-cuff remarks and the California wildfires remind us, all states depend on and profit from putting prisoners to work—and that’s a problem.  Read more

Working in America



The high profits of expensive phone calls and video visits are often too lucrative for prisons—which can get a share of those profits—to pass up. Read more

Economic Policy


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The poor, the old, and the disabled seldom seek shelter—because they can’t. And often no one evacuates inmates. Read more

Energy and the Environment


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Guards at the Adelanto Detention Center responded to asylum seekers’ hunger strike with violence and pepper spray. Read more

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The impact of imprisoned parents on children shows how criminal justice policy is education policy. Read more

Education in America


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The attorney general is courting law enforcement by reducing accountability and renewing a war on people of color. Read more

Civil Rights in America

Forty-nine years after King was assassinated, the left’s organizing vanguards seek to continue his work.  Read more

Civil Rights in America


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Bail systems across the country continue to function as another way the criminal justice system exacerbates poverty and racial inequality. Read more

Civil Rights in America