I would never have imagined that Thurgood Marshall Jr., son of the great lawyer who won Brown v. Board of Education and integrated the Supreme Court, would join the Board of Directors of Corrections Corporations of America. Nonetheless, I found out today that that is the case. The CCA is responsible for prisons-for-profit: private prisons […]
Following a year-long campaign by students, graduate teachers, faculty, and community members, Farallon Capital Management, LLC has fully divested from Corrections Corporation of America (NYSE:CXW), the controversial for-profit prison company. Farallon, a hedge fund that manages many college and university endowment investments, has sold its remaining shares in CCA, a company cited for abuse of […]
That’s the ratio of U.S. citizens who are incarcerated, according to a recent report from the Associated Press. Prisons and jails added more than 1,000 inmates each week for a year, putting almost 2.2 million people, or one in every 136 U.S. residents, behind bars by last summer. The total on June 30, 2005, was […]
A Kansas death penalty case is headed for the Supreme Court tomorrow–and it "could force as many as a dozen states to rewrite their death-penalty statutes and make it more difficult to impose a capital sentence," according to The Christian Science Monitor.
They’re still strong and spirited. See what’s up at april10.org and also here. Thanks to Daily Kos for the links.