Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz represents Southwest Ranches, Florida, which has been at the epicenter of a debate over a proposed immigration detention facility. Residents of the town have consistently demonstrated their opposition to the facility, which they feel was designed and planned without much public knowledge of the proceedings.
|By: WhyIHateCCA Wednesday December 14, 2011 10:45 am|
|By: maxstanley Saturday October 29, 2011 3:25 pm|
The war industry stood back with glee when it released a shoddy study that produced the sought-after deceptive headlines about defense spending, the magic sauce of job creation. There was no balance to these reports, and the War Industry should know, because they funded it!
|By: WhyIHateCCA Thursday July 28, 2011 4:00 pm|
Two interesting pieces here regarding the influence the private prison industry wield in its political affiliations and activities. Most of the reason the industry has been so successful in securing contracts despite decades of failing to perform is the cozy relationship it has cultivated with state and federal officials who control the disbursement of public funds and criminal justice sentencing. They cultivate these relationships through donating to individual politicians and various campaigns they embark upon, but also through hiring professional lobbyists to promote their will while the legislature is in session.
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday July 21, 2011 7:45 am|
I have been talking to numerous Hill offices trying to figure out what they’re hearing on the chaotic debt ceiling debate. Someone mentioned something last night that I found odd, so I’ve been calling around trying to confirm it. But basically, I can’t find anyone in the Senate or House who says the banks are whipping this.
|By: WhyIHateCCA Tuesday July 5, 2011 4:39 pm|
Well that didn’t take long at all. Ohio, with its anti-union, pro-corporate governor John Kasich, is planning on selling 5 state prisons to private companies who won’t perform to the same standards as the state or save money. But the administration was convinced they offered some sort of cost-savings (despite a plethora of research to the contrary), and initially said the state would earn $200 million from the sale of the prisons. But it turns out they now only expect to earn about $50 million, 1/4 of what the originally thought they’d get.
|By: WhyIHateCCA Sunday May 22, 2011 12:30 pm|
Florida’s legislature just passed a budget that will privatize the correctional services of 18 counties, basically 20% of its prison population. Though the decision has been criticized by both side of the aisle (the quote I used for the title comes from a Republican legislator, Mike Fasano), and despite the fact that private prisons in Florida, as elsewhere, have a long history of abuse and failure to perform up to contract, the deal went through.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday May 19, 2011 5:06 pm|
The idea that private companies were going to somehow find a radically more efficient way to do something as basic as holding and feeding criminals in a secure building was always pretty much pure fantasy.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday May 4, 2011 4:29 pm|
Imagine that, for absolutely no logical reason, the government was about to mail you a check for $4 billion, but some people want to stop you from getting that check. How much would you be willing to pay to make sure you got your hands on that $4 billion?
|By: Jon Walker Saturday February 26, 2011 1:05 pm|
PhRMA has truly turned exploiting their government-sanctioned monopolies into a money-making art form.
|By: masaccio Friday November 19, 2010 3:56 pm|
MERS is a screw-up. Congress should let them run the entire property registration system. How do these fit together? Money is such a lubricant.