Wait, It's Legal to Ship Prisoners Out of State?

November 22, 2013

A new report from Grassroots Leadership reveals details about the growing trend of states shipping inmates to private, for-profit prisons in other states. The questionable policy not only costs states millions of dollars, it also undermines the rehabilitation of prisoners and helps line the pockets of an industry that seems to have little regard for the human costs of its drive to increase profits. At its recent national convention, the AFL-CIO recognized many of the problems with the private prison industry and passed a resolution supporting legislation to end prison privatization.

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