Privatized Prison System

The steady privatization of our prison systems.

Ohio Bleeding

Paula Garfield is a 30-year veteran teacher of special education for Columbus city schools.  She was recently elected as an Ohio Education Association Delegate, and received the Columbus Education Association’s Outstanding Member of the Year award.  She was highly involved with We Are Ohio, and is a guest speaker for Ohio Women’s Democratic Caucus, War on […]

North Carolina Advocates for Justice endorses ALEC Members – UPDATED, and it’s worse

Despite posting this to NCAJ on their Facebook page, there has been no response from anyone at NCAJ. memo to self:  research NCAJ and see if they are what they claim to be. updates: NCAJ endorsed candidates Marilyn Avila and Jamie Boles confirmed  as members of ALEC   “The North Carolina Advocates For Justice was […]

ALEC an Issue in Weston, CT Election

Hat’s Off to Leon Karvellis–Way to paint conservatives with ALEC’s legislation record.  After all, they pay to sell their votes to corporations and promote radical right wing legislation to the benefit of Corporations and the 1% …The candidates were asked how special interests influence legislators, and particularly how they would deal with ALEC, the American […]

ANALYSIS: Georgia leaders depend on the same well for ideas

From the Rome News Tribune, by Walter C. Jones Georgia citizens are discovering that many of the laws passed in Georgia relating to prison, criminal justice and privatizing prisons and public education are taken directly from ALEC’s play book. “ALEC is the well conservative leaders in Georgia dip their bucket into when they’re looking for […]

ALEC Member in OK. Proposes ALEC’s Model: “Parent Trigger Law”

Featured image from Big Education Ape Blog State Sen. David Holt, R-Oklahoma City, has announced he will introduce legislation in 2013 that will allow parents to overhaul chronically low-performing schools: “A parent trigger law in Oklahoma would provide a way to break old patterns, and empower the people that are most invested in success — […]

Mr. President – You Can Stop the Transfer of Jobs From Private Sector to Prison Slave Labor

by Ex. Dir., Bob Sloan Today I read an article entitled: Fayette apparel plant to close; 119 to lose jobs Though the article opened with the foregoing headline, it didn’t immediately attract a lot of attention.  More and more we read about the loss of jobs due to the closure of small businesses all across the U.S. and […]

ALEC’s Own US Senator?

From Mother Jones by Andy Kroll… Excerpts from this important and informative article: “Before his 14-year stint as governor, before President George W. Bush tapped him to run the Department of Health and Human Services, and before his cushy gig as a wining-and-dining Washington lobbyist,Republican Tommy Thompson began carving out a reputation as powerful state legislator […]

Turns out THIS is who’s eating your tax dollars – VIDEO

Turns out THIS is who’s eating your tax dollars Published on Aug 30, 2012 by bravenewfoundation Our prison system is a beast, gobbling resources that should be going to communities. watch this video by clicking here to find out why. Then get involved at http://beyondbars.org. This video was done in partnership with the ACLU, Equal Justice Initiative, […]

If Republicans hate government so much, why do they so desperately want to run (and own) ours?

Author’s note: Next week the Republicans will have their Presidential Convention, and if you listen to the Republican Politicians and the pundits, you can expect to hear a lot of talk about “Small Government”, “Limited Government”, “Low Taxes”, “Deficit Reduction” and the like. This is the first of a series that is intended to examine […]

Intrusion embarrasses ‘Fort Knox of uranium’

from the China Post.  It is news everywhere when the security of our nuclear weapons technology is shown up by two elderly nuns.  Thank you to ALEC member (or ex-member depending on how much you believe their spokesperson) G4S, the owner of prison profitization operators, GEO and the company that could not provide their contracted […]