Columbia Becomes The First US University to Divest Private Prison Companies

Columbia Becomes The First US University to Divest Private Prison Companies Student protests stopped Columbia University from taking money from companies that run private prisons, which manages a $9.2 billion endowment, citing the “larger, ongoing discussion of the issue of mass incarceration that concerns citizens from across the ideological spectrum.” Columbia’s advisory committee said, “An…

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Private Prisons Can Sue States for Not Having Enough Prisoners

Private Prisons Sues States for Not Having Enough Prisoners In America, most prisons are owned by private corporations. Private corporations like to make money. Lots of money. Empty prison beds do not make money, so many states are being urged into contracts with the prisons, pledging to keep the prison anywhere from 70% to 97%…

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26 Year-Old Soldier Dies After Telling Jail Guards He Couldn’t Breathe 20 Times

When someone checks into jail on Friday for a 2-day stay from a DWI, he should leave on Sunday and be done with it. When Sgt. James Brown did that in 2012, by Saturday he was dead and left in a body bag. There are so many questions, what exactly happened here being the most…

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