Privatized Prison System

The steady privatization of our prison systems.

Proof That America’s Criminal Justice System Discriminates Against Minorities

written by VLTP’s Bob Sloan for PolicyMicWith criminal justice legislation, statutes, and applications of both, the wording of legal documents and proposed bills have been used to basically disenfranchise minorities. The enactment of drug laws provides an easily recognized form of such disenfranchising of African Americans and Hispanics in the U.S. As with many U.S. […]

ALEC’s U.S. Congressional “Corrupt Practices” Report – What ALEC Alumni are Doing in DC

  ALEC Corrupt Practices Thought the AMerican Legislative Exchange Council was only involved in corrupting state lawmakers…passing pro-corporate laws state by state?  They are much more dangerous than that.  When their state members are elected to Congress they become “alumni” and continue to advance ALEC’s agenda right into the halls of both Houses through a […]

Mars (maker of Skittles) and Arizona Public Service Dump ALEC

By Center for Media and Democracy’s Rebekah Wilce “The seventh and eighth corporation to publicly state that they cut ties with theAmerican Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) are candy-maker Mars and the Arizona Public Service Company (APS), Arizona’s largest electric utility. Mars had been an exhibitor at ALEC’s 2011 annual meeting in New Orleans. Mars is the maker of Skittles, the snack […]

VLTP Statement in Response to ALEC’s “Press Release” on Corporate Members

By Bob Sloan, VLTP Executive Director Today ALEC released a statement concerning the ongoing pursuit by VLTP and other organizations urging companies and corporations with memberships to ALEC or financially supporting them to leave ALEC.  As anticipated this campaign is having a huge impact upon the shadowy conservative organization as first Pepsi then Coke, Intuit, […]

American Legislative Exchange Council – Federal Government and Corrupt Practices

This is a report issued by VLTP in November of 2011.  This work represents more than 2 years of deep research involving a handful of researchers who belong to VLTP’s sister group, American Legislative Transparency Project (ALTP) at the Daily Kos. This report provides an in-depth analysis of ALEC’s involvement and influences at the federal level of […]