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A private prison or for-profit prison, jail, or detention center is a place in which individuals are physically confined or interned by a third party that is contracted by a government agency. private prison companies typically enter into contractual agreements with governments that commit prisoners and then pay a per diem or monthly rate for each prisoner confined in the facility.


Today, the privatization of prisons refers both to the takeover of existing public facilities by private operators and to the building and operation of new and additional prisons by for-profit prison companies.


In the modern era, the United Kingdom was the first country in all of Europe to use private prisons to hold its prisoners. Wolds Prison opened as the first privately managed prison in the UK in 1992. Soon private prisons were established under the government's Private finance Initiative, where contracts are awarded for the entire design, construction, management and finance of a prison. Such prisons are run under contracts which set out the standards that must be met. Payments may be deducted for poor performance against the contract. Government monitors ('controllers') work permanently within each privately managed prison to check on conditions and treatment of prisoners, and privately run prisons are subject to inspection by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons in the same way as publicly run ones. There are now 14 prisons in England and Wales operated under contract by private companies. Between them they hold about 10% of the prison population. A further 9 prisons are currently being market tested by the Government, with the public and private sectors both bidding to run them. There are also 2 privately run prisons in Scotland. Current operators in the United Kingdom are G4S (6), Sodexo Justice services (formerly know as Kalyx, and prior to that UKDS) (4) and Serco (6)


Private companies in the United States operate 264 correctional facilities, housing almost 99,000 adult convicts. Companies operating such facilities include the Corrections Corporation of America, the GEO Group, Inc, and Community education Centers. The GEO Group was formerly known as Wackenhut Securities.


Corrections corporation of America (CCA) has a capacity of more than 80,000 beds in 65 correctional facilities. The GEO Group operates 61 facilities with a capacity of 49,000 offender beds,


Most privately run facilities are located in the southern and western portions of the United States and include both state and federal offenders.

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Coalition continues to oppose private prison in western Minn. By Tom Cherveny Today at 11:02 a.m.. The Prairie Correctional Facility was opened to tours by the public prior to the push for legislation to reopen it in 2016.
As a result of this announcement, stock prices for the biggest private prison companies dropped precipitously. All of this was in the context of a shrinking prison population, which threatened to undermine .... Third, in the face of a falling prison ...
Immigration raids have been spreading fear throughout the country since they began last month. Now the administration plans to hold detainees for the entire length of their immigration proceedings.
Minnesota lawmakers are again considering a contentious proposal to reopen the privately-owned prison in Appleton, Minn., under state management.
civil rights groups strongly oppose reopening the Appleton facility, joined by corrections union members and a coalition of faith-based organizations that says the state shouldn't do business with the prison's owner, CoreCivic, or the for-profit prison ...
Today, private prisons hold more than 120,000 inmates - equivalent to 8 percent of all prisoners - for 29 states and the federal government.
the White House is pushing for more private prisons. But do the industry's promised benefits hold up to scrutiny?
The private prison industry kicked into gear around 1979 with the purpose of housing illegal immigrants facing deportation.
Trainees from Class 628 listen to U.S. Border Patrol agent and Class IV supervisor James Joseph Holler as he instructs them on the proper grip and safe use of their Heckler & Koch P2000 handgun during the trainees first day on the firing range at the U ...
GEO and CoreCivic (the other largest private prison company) combined donated nearly $500,000 in support of Trump - half went to a super PAC that helped elect him and the other half went to support Trump's inauguration.
That means the suit now covers up to sixty thousand immigrants who have been detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The suit specifically targets GEO Group, one of the largest private prison companies in the country - and claims that ...
GEO and CoreCivic (the other largest private prison company) combined donated nearly $500,000 in support of Trump - half went to a super PAC that helped elect him and the other half went to support Trump's inauguration.
Meanwhile, before Trump's election there had also been optimism that the private prison industry might be on its way out.
A US border agent patrols the country's border with Mexico in Nogales, Arizona, on Jan. 31, 2017. Credit: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters.
The illegal strip searches at Bronzefield, which was the first private prison for women when it opened in 2004, took place for at least five years until eight prisoners and former prisoners filed a judicial review case against Sodexo in the High Court ...
The Committee on Investment and Social Responsibility (CISR) recommended the university board of directors not invest directly in private prison companies and avoid commingled funds with investments in private prison companies "to the maximum extent ...
22 call with investors, the private prison corporation GEO Group openly boasted that the Trump administration's crackdown on undocumented immigrants is boosting its bottom line and fueling its expansion.
The last private prison to operate in Kentucky shuttered in 2013, after state officials declined to enter into a new contract with the facility.
After being hired for $9 an hour as a Louisiana prison guard by the country's second-largest private prison company - Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), recently rebranded as CoreCivic - Bauer witnessed violence, lockdowns and his own ...
Sally Q. Yates, the holdover deputy attorney general whom President Trump fired last month for refusing to defend his travel ban, relied on that conclusion in announcing that private prison contracts would not be renewed and that the 22,000 federal ...
The last private prison to operate in Kentucky shuttered in 2013, after state officials declined to enter into a new contract with the facility.
For one thing, Jeff Sessions, Mr. Trump's new attorney general, announced last month that the Federal Bureau of Prisons will continue to rely on private prison companies. That reversed an August decision announced by Sally Q. Yates, then the deputy ...
Twenty-four hours after the election of Donald Trump, the stock prices of America's privately-run prisons soared. This came as no surprise to private prison operators or to criminal justice reform advocates. In Trump, privately-owned prison companies ...
LinkedIn · StumbleUpon · Google +; Cancel. Nashville, Tenn. (AP) - Vanderbilt University's student government is urging the school to set guidelines against any investment in private prisons, though the school says it currently has no such investments.
The problems are also fresh evidence of how private prisons too often fail to serve inmates and taxpayers. Unfortunately, Florida is deeply invested in private prisons and the Trump administration plans to reverse an Obama-era directive that would have ...
Twenty-four hours after the election of Donald Trump, the stock prices of America's privately-run prisons soared. This came as no surprise to private prison operators or to criminal justice reform advocates. In Trump, privately-owned prison companies ...
And this reversal of fortune came as no surprise to private prison operators or criminal justice reform advocates. With Trump in the White House, privately owned prison companies rightly presumed that they had a staunch ally of their business model and ...
Delta-Correctional-Facility-Mississippi GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) - Supervisors in one Mississippi Delta county want to seek a contract to fill beds in the empty portion of a former private prison, saying that could help cover costs for the part of the ...
And this reversal of fortune came as no surprise to private prison operators or criminal justice reform advocates. With Trump in the White House, privately owned prison companies rightly presumed that they had a staunch ally of their business model and ...
The expansion of detention facilities, first reported by MSNBC, would increase the government's reliance on the private prison company Corrections Corporation of America (recently rebranded as CoreCivic). Conditions in the facilities have been ...
private prisons Reach Deal With women Forced to Show Tampons. A judge's order says two women have come to terms with the nation's largest private prison operator to dismiss a lawsuit claiming female visitors to a Tennessee prison were forced to ...
Stock in private prison companies has soared since Trump's election, with investors expecting the new administration to significantly ramp up detention of unauthorized immigrants.
This is why private prisons such as the GEO Group and CoreCivic donated $250,000 each to the Trump campaign and (according to The Washington Post) the private prison lobby has spent nearly $25 million since 1989. prisons of any sort are ineffective ...
27 that the plaintiffs could move forward with a class-action lawsuit against GEO Group, which operates dozens of private prisons and detention centers across the country. The company, which contracts with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to ...
Oklahoma's largest private-prison company is proposing to acquire the state's second largest provider of halfway houses, which would give the company a ...
As many as 60,000 immigrants detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) could play a role in a new class-action lawsuit accusing a private prison company of violating federal Anti-Slavery laws. The lawsuit alleges that detained ...
During part of her time in an immigrant detention center in Colorado, Grisel Xahuentitla spent six hours a day passing out trays before meals, scrubbing toilets ...
The Federal Bureau of Prisons' 20-year relationship with privately run lockups revolves around the housing of immigrants.
Kim Wilson holds a Ph.D. in Urban Affairs and Public Policy from the University of Delaware. Her research and activism focus on the impact of mass incarceration on communities.
The United States has seen a lot of recent overlap in stories involving transgendered and incarcerated communities. In January, there was both the pardoning of ...
With crime at historic lows, and many states finally beginning to roll back harsh sentencing laws, there was less need for the services of private prisons.
private prisons in the Trump era and getting (legally) stoned to cover the recent Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), those are the topics on deck for the latest democracy in Crisis podcast.
That's the accusation two members of Congress have laid at the doorstep of President Donald Trump and two of the nation's biggest private prison companies after newly confirmed Attorney General Jeff Sessions dismissed extensive research into the ...
Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions, who is accused of perjury regarding his dealings with Russia, can help fix U.S. private prisons.
Ten years ago, Willacy County officials made a catastrophic mistake. And they're about to make it again.In 2006, "Tent City" opened in Willacy County as a ...
Plaintiffs' attorney Andrew Free [website] stated, "[t]his is the first time that a private prison company has ever been accused of forced labor, and this is the first time that a judge has ever found that the claims can go forward under the ...
A federal judge in Denver gave the green light for immigrants to file a class action lawsuit against a private prison operator.
President Trump wants to build more prisons and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions just cleared the way for those prisons to be private prisons, operated for a profit by non-government corporations. The Obama administration was phasing out the use of ...
The Committee on Investments and Social Responsibility plans to advise the board of directors to establish a policy of no direct investment in private prison companies and to avoid commingled funds with investments in private prison companies "to the ...
The day after Donald Trump's election victory, the stocks of the two largest prison companies skyrocketed. The Corrections Corporation of America's stock traded at 34 percent higher at 10:14 a.m.


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