Texas has the largest prison population in the nation and is home to more for-profit prisons than any other state. Lock-up rates are also on a steady decline in our state, creating an opportune moment to permanently shift the tide on incarceration trends in Texas. We anchor a statewide coalition that uses grassroots organizing, legislative advocacy, and public education to strategically target private prisons for closure. During the 2013 legislative session we successfully closed two private prisons in Texas!
Texas Prison Closures Campaign
A woman says a private healthcare provider and the jail it operated in, its staff, and a sheriff denied her reasonable access to care resulting in her giving birth in solitary confinement and losing her baby.
Bartlett, TX -- Grassroots Leadership and its allies are shocked and disturbed to learn of the latest lawsuit against for-profit private prison company, Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), for its complicity in what appears to be widespread sexual abuse and assault at their Bartlett State Jail facility. Read more about Secrecy, Sexual Assault and Hazing Plague Texas Private Prison