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Justice Department Begins Phase-Out of Private Prisons
Five Texas prisons currently under contract with federal government
"...The Federal Bureau of Prisons will "decline to renew the contract or substantially reduce..."

Aug. 26, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Private Prisons Seek Broader Markets
Latest corporate wrinkle: "Treatment Industrial Complex"
"...rising, and the legislative pendulum swinging against building more prisons, the private companies that have assumed management of many..."

Nov. 24, 2014 News Post by Michael King

Naked City
UT students protest the school's contract with Sodexho Marriott, a major stockholder in the world's largest private prison system.
"...than 53,000 prisoners are currently housed in the company's prisons, according to CCA. The activists say the private prison..."

June 1, 2001 News Feature by Jennie Kennedy

Opposition to Immigrant Detention Centers Mounting
"...105-mile march to protest treatment of detainees at the private, for-profit facility operated by Corrections Corpor­ation of America, under..."

Sept. 27, 2007 News Post by Patricia J. Ruland

Who Fired Tony Fabelo?
Last year's veto of the Criminal Justice Policy Council reflects a private agenda at the governor's office
"...(in theory) and follow their ideological instincts by allowing private business to operate a larger hunk of the Texas..."

April 30, 2004 News Feature by Lucius Lomax

Lege Ponders "Jails 'R' Us"
Lege proposals to privatize jails may not be the cost-cutter supporters claim.
"...Travis Co. Assistant District Attorney Jack Stick, would allow private prison companies to take over the nearly 20,000-bed state..."

April 18, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Point Austin: Incarceration Nation
The U.S. prison system has exploded beyond all reason
"...delivering a presentation on "race, mass incarceration, and the private prison industry" at Huston-Tillotson Uni­ver­sity. The two organizations somewhat..."

March 28, 2014 News Column by Michael King

Cracks in the Ceiling
An extended Q&A with Ann Richards biographer Jan Reid
"...be governor. The other is trying to deal with prisons – trying to improve the prisons without expanding them..."

Oct. 25, 2012 Books Post by Michael King

Naked City
Prison reformers protest plans for a for-profit detention center near Laredo.
"...reformers have formed a new group, South Texans Opposing Private Prisons, in an effort to block a U.S. Marshals..."

Oct. 24, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

News Roundup: John Legend, the FBI, and Paul Pryor
Legend calls for criminal justice reform; Pryor passes away
"...and 3) improving transparency and accountability standards for Texas prisons in an effort to increase the likelihood of successful..."

April 20, 2015 News Post by the News Staff

Shades of Gray
In Texas Prisons, It's Hard to Tell Who Your Enemies Are
"...pay, high turnover, and poor training were turning Texas prisons into powderkegs, the union argued. Inmate-on-inmate and inmate-on-guard assaults..."

April 28, 2000 News Feature by Nate Blakeslee

Escape Plan
Stallone and Schwarzenegger team up for double the fun.
"...one of the world’s leading experts on maximum security prisons, a skill he confirms by having himself clandestinely imprisoned..."

Oct. 25, 2013 Movie Review by Louis Black

Opposition to Immigrant Detention Centers Mounts
Georgia detention center, Texas' usual suspects in spotlight
"...105-mile march to protest treatment of detainees at the private, for-profit facility operated by Corrections Corpor­ation of America, under..."

Oct. 5, 2007 News Feature by Patricia J. Ruland

Naked City
Breaking news from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
"...improve regional mobility, improve mass transit, leverage federal or private funds, add to an existing program, and/or expedite a..."

Nov. 21, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...to point out what goes on in Texas state prisons and jails on a daily basis ["Beaten by Wackenhut,"..."

July 12, 2002 Column

Naked City
"...their opposition to county commissioners regarding a proposed 500-bed private detention center in the area. "Burnet County residents are..."

Nov. 23, 2007 News Feature

Off the Desk
"...sell off 152 acres of the 375-acre base for private development, but Bush said that the $97 million it..."

Jan. 26, 1996 News Feature

Q&A: Gloria Steinem
Activist icon is the 2016 Liz Carpenter Series Lecturer on Wednesday
"...recent announcement that they're going to end contracts with private prisons...."

Sept. 12, 2016 Arts Post by Jessi Cape

Immigrant Women Stuck in Detention
T. Don Hutto detainees can't get their day in court
"...Forum, and a portion of that money flows to private corporations such as CoreCivic, which runs Hutto, and has..."

Jan. 26, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Another TYC Prison in Trouble
What happened to Coke County Juvenile Justice Center?
"...On paper, the privately run Coke County Juvenile Justice Center was one of..."

Oct. 26, 2007 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
Beyond City Limits
"...research fund. The bulk of Yudof's salary comes from private donations, not state money, and The Daily Texan reports..."

July 11, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

American Nightmare
"...immigration) that secure votes, but really effectuate policy around private interests. In fact, Republicans and Democrats often cooperate, and..."

June 17, 2016 Postmarks

SXSW: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the New Left
AOC: Democratic Socialism is about prioritizing people, not profits
"...finance rules, abolishing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and private prisons, offering free public college, and a 70% marginal..."

March 10, 2019 SXSW Post by Mary Tuma

Headlines
"...Private Prisons Prosper: The first private immigration detention center built..."

April 21, 2017 News Feature

Sanctuary Cities and the Ways We Fight for Human Rights
When community matters more than the law
"...Obama deported 2 million people," she said. "There are private prisons. And it's all very invisible to the American..."

Feb. 10, 2017 News Feature by Victoria Rossi

Page Two: Vote No on Prop 1
You mean the election already happened?
"...have of interacting with one another. The notion that private businesses would do a better job running the world..."

May 13, 2016 Column by Louis Black

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, May 5-12
"...PRIVATE PRISONS, IMMIGRANT DETENTION, & OUR MONEY Grassroots Leadership's Bob..."

May 6, 2011 News Column

Naked City
"...I plan to continue in those endeavors as a private citizen." -- Michael King..."

Oct. 24, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

“We Build Bridges, Not Walls”
Council Members target companies building border wall
"...border or maintain or expand the role of federally-funded private prisons for the purpose of detaining immigrants.”..."

Feb. 1, 2018 News Post by Michael King

Council Preview: Done by Twilight?
Light agenda features a few potential headlines
"...further militarization of the border and anti-immigrant expansion of private prisons...."

Oct. 6, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

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