Helping People Gain Power
Grassroots Leadership is pleased to continue our two-part guest blog, “Hello from South Florida.” In response to an article by Mary Sanchez of the Kansas City Star covering our report, Incorrect Care: A Prison Profiteer Turns Care into Confinement, we were contacted by someone who wants to help expose the so-called care found in t Read more about Hello From South Florida, Part II
(AUSTIN, Texas) — Today the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it will instruct the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to phase out private prison contracts with the eventual goal of eliminating their use in the federal prison system. Read more about BREAKING: Federal Bureau of Prisons to end private prison contracts in historic move
(AUSTIN, Texas) — A disturbing pattern is emerging as federal immigration officials in Central Texas refuse to allow an independent inspection at a women’s detention facility while completely ignoring outcry from attorneys and judges over violations of due process after a mass transfer from the same facility. Read more about ICE blocks inspection at Hutto facility, ignores outcry over due process violations after arbitrary transfers
Grassroots Leadership is pleased to introduce a two-part guest blog, “Hello from South Florida.” In response to an article by Mary Sanchez of the Kansas City Star covering our report, Incorrect Care: A Prison Profiteer Turns Care into Confinement, we were contacted by someone who wants to expose the so-called care found in treatment facilities r Read more about Hello From South Florida, Part I
(AUSTIN, Texas) — Today, Grassroots Leadership responded to investor conference calls held last week by private prison corporations Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and the GEO Group. In the calls, company executives reported on earnings from 2016’s second quarter and spoke of the financial outlook moving forward.
“These statements show that policy reforms that are good for immigrants, good for those tied up in the criminal justice system, and good for taxpayers are bad for private prison corporations,” said Bob Libal, executive director of Grassroots Leadership. “Policy-makers should prioritize reforms that reduce the number of people behind bars and , not policies that line the pockets of private prison corporation executives.” Read more about Grassroots Leadership responds to private prison corporations' statements to investors