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Private Prisons

Remember that hugely controversial Arizona Immigration law? But while the debate raged, few people were aware of how the law came about. NPR spent the past several months analyzing hundreds of pages of campaign finance reports, lobbying documents and corporate records. What they show is a quiet, behind-the-scenes effort to help draft and pass Arizona […]

Prison Healthcare

Another snippet from Natasha: Prison healthcare is egregious, and I’ve read a number of stories about people dying or suffering terribly because of denial of care. But denying medical treatment to a pregnant woman in jail for traffic violations surely deserves a promininent place in the annals of prison inhumanity. It’s not quite at the […]