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Ending private prisons at the federal level marks a major movement victory

Ending private prisons at the federal level marks a major movement victory

 

When the U.S. Department of Justice announced its intentions to begin phasing out its use of private contractors in federal prisons, many welcomed this as a significant step in the dismantling of a profit-driven model of mass incarceration. The decision will affect over 20,000 inmates in 14 facilities across the country, and follows a slew of incriminating reports by Mother JonesThe Nation, and the DOJ itself, all of which noted serious security and human rights breaches in privately administered prisons.

 

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http://wagingnonviolence.org/2016/08/ending-private-prisons-movement-victory/
French court deals blow to ‘burkini ban’ following widespread protest

French court deals blow to ‘burkini ban’ following widespread protest

Following Fatal Shooting, NYers Show Solidarity With Muslims

Following Fatal Shooting, NYers Show Solidarity With Muslims