Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Fantastic New Report
I just want to call your attention to a new report that has just been released by the ACLU that covers a broad range of issues presented by the private prison industry and this country's addiction to incarceration. In Banking on Bondage, David Shapiro of the ACLU National Prison Project details some of the most pressing concerns about private prisons, including the explosive growth of the industry over the past 3 decades, debunking the myth that private prisons save money, and the questionable tactics employed by the industry to drum up business and ensure a steady flow of prisoners. Really, stop whatever it is you're doing, and go read this report. It's a great introduction to this despicable industry for novices, and a wealth of evidence of the industry's failures for those who already know about the horrors of prison privatization.