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Robert KoehlerSometimes what I fear most is that the disintegration of public life -- indeed, the very idea of the public good -- is complete. The vultures and profiteers swarm around the carcass and make a profit and that's all that matters. Thirty years on, the...
Mary SanchezFor two decades now, politicians and public scolds have sold America on the idea of a sterner penal system. Zero tolerance, three strikes and you're out, supermax prisons and legions of young men who have done time -- these are the hallmarks of our age....
There's something wrong with our nationwide prison system when the Corrections Corporation of America, which runs private prisons, offers $250 million in a proposal to 48 states to buy up state prisons with several provisos -- one of which is states...
PolitiCalCalifornia inmates serving their sentences in private prisons out of state now have their first glimpse at whom the state intends to bring back, and when. In documents filed Wednesday with a U.S. District judge presiding over inmate mental health......
PolitiCalThis post has been updated. See below for details. Gov. Jerry Brown must explain to a federal court by the end of Wednesday how he plans to fit 9,000 inmates currently housed in out-of-state facilities back into California lockups. U.S.......
PolitiCalGov. Jerry Brown contends California no longer needs to reduce overcrowding in the state's prisons. Federal judges had given the state until midnight Monday to file plans showing how California would meet federal caps on prison populations. Instead, in a....
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelTALLAHASSEE — Florida lawmakers plan to keep discussing prisons, jobs, the courts, drugs and budgets today. The House Economic Affairs Committee leads things off at 8:30 a.m. with a dozen bills on the agenda, including an onsite sewage treatment...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelTALLAHASSEE — The National Institute on Money in State Politics is highlighting the contributions of private prison companies to Florida politicians in its latest report, just as the Senate prepares to take up a massive prison privatization plan...
PolitiCalGov. Jerry Brown continues to raise money for his tax measure at an aggressive clip, reporting more than $630,000 in new contributions Tuesday. Support for the initiative comes from a variety of labor, business and tribal groups, reflecting the political....
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelBy David Royse, The News Service of Florida THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, Oct. 26, 2011…..The Commission on Ethics on Wednesday dismissed a complaint filed by a union that alleged conflict of interest by Gov. Rick Scott in the move to privatize prisons....
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelTALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott has decided not to appeal a recent court ruling that knocked down the state's plans to privatize 29 prisons in South Florida, a major setback for companies like Boca Raton-based GEO and Nashville-based Corrections...
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