Today we CELEBRATE that the Justice Department will end the use of private/corporate prisons!
Sadly, Hawai`i just signed a new contract with CCA to incarcerate our people in their dungeons, despite the fact that 74% of our imprisoned population are Class C felons, misdemeanants, petty misdemeanants, parole and probation violators.
Letʻs celebrate that that at least the federal government has seen the problems in these facilities and decided to discontinue renewal of their contracts while Hawai`i has ignored these problems for 21 years.
Justice Dept. says it will end use of private prisons
Matt Zapotosky, Washington Post, August 18, 2016
“The Justice Department plans to end its use of private prisons after officials concluded the facilities are both less safe and less effective at providing correctional services than those run by the government.”
Justice Department says it will end use of private prisons
Jessie Hellmann, thehill.com, August 18, 2016
Mahalo to all the people of conscience who have spoken out against the corporate takeover of justice. THIS IS YOUR VICTORY!
On behalf of all our people inside these profit-making prisons and their families, many who donʻt see their loved ones for years, MAHALO NUI LOA FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART!