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Opposing private prisons in Arkansas

Shipping incarcerated people across state lines into for-profit prisons rather than prioritizing reforms that would reduce the number of people behind bars exemplifies our state's dangerous reliance on incarceration, particularly incarceration for profit. This costly tactic, which fails to address the root causes of mass incarceration, severely diminishes prisoners’ ties to family and community while private prison companies profit handsomely. [read the full story here]

Arkansas Times, Sunday, November 2, 2014
Tags: Correctional Policy & Decision-Making, Arkansas


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