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Private Jails and Prisons: No Oversight

Dec 21st, 2012

Yana Kunichoff | 11.02.11 | The American Independent The inmate population in the United States has grown steadily over the past fifteen years, increasing by 49.6 percent, while the proportion of those prisoners in private prisons has exploded -– according to the Justice Policy Institute’s analysis of federal statistics; the number of people in privately-run

Val Verde Jail—Still Bad or Even Worse?

Oct 9th, 2010

The excellent blog called Texas Prison Bidness… http://www.texasprisonbidness.org/ now has an interactive map which has color-coded pins to show exactly which county jails and prisons and immigration prisons are run by private prison companies like CCA and Geo, Inc. Click on a pin and you get the basic info, for example, clicking on Del Rio

Riot and Mysterious Deaths at GEO’s Reeves County Detention Center

Jan 10th, 2010

from Texas Prison Bidness, Mon, 12/22/2008 – 19:32 — Nicole Earlier this month a riot broke out at the Reeves County Detention Center. The GEO Group manages the west Texas prison through contracts with Reeves County and the Federal Bureau of Prisons; the facility has a 2,400-bed capacity. During the riot, two recreational specialists, aged