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DHS To Revisit For-Profit Immigrant Prisons: Will It Also Revisit Mass Detentions?

The Department of Homeland Security said Monday that, taking a cue from the Department of Justice, it will review its widespread practice of incarcerating immigrants and refugees in for-profit detention centers. As private prisons fall out of favor, human rights groups call for feds to toss out harsh immigrant policies driving incarceration.

August 30, 2016
Tom Cotton

Tom Cotton Thinks Iraq And Afghanistan Are Good Models For Law Enforcement

Despite the United States housing 25 percent of the world’s prison population, Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton claimed Thursday that America had an “under-incarceration problem,” comparing the failed American police state to Iraq and Afghanistan.

May 20, 2016

Analysis: Sanders Pledge Shows How Plans To Curtail Mass Incarceration Fall Short

“By the time I end my first term,” Sanders has said, “this country will not have more people in jail than any other country.” But nothing in his plan suggests that he grasps the immensity of the task.

December 1, 2015
Organic vegetables are shown at a Whole Foods Market

Should Prisoners Raise Your Food?

Fellow foodies, here’s a question for your conscience: Do you wonder whose hands helped bring your meal to the grocery? Whole Foods worried that you might.

October 3, 2015

Republicans Signal New Thinking On Drugs, Treatment, And Punishment

Republicans seem to be warming to the idea that drug addiction is more illness than crime — a rare sign of hope in a dismal primary season.

September 19, 2015

America Needs A Justice System Worthy Of The Name

The United States does not have a justice system.

July 22, 2015