The for-profit prison industry enables states with overcrowded prisons to ship prisoners across state lines, rather than prioritize addressing root causes of mass incarceration. Today, four states collectively lock up nearly 10,000 prisoners in for-profit prisons far from home. We strive for a system that keeps families together and provides opportunities for rehabilitation, not one that is motivated by corporate profit. Our Locked Up and #ShippedAway Campaign is about elevating the voices of people directly affected by out-of-state incarceration and challenging the idea that shipping prisoners out-of-state is an acceptable remedy for prison overcrowding. We are supporting advocates to push state leaders to reduce the number of people behind bars instead of shipping them away — out of sight and out of mind.
Click HERE to check out our campaign page on Nation Inside and ADD YOUR NAME to join the fight against sending prisoners far from home for profit!