October 27, 2020         
The Oncology Institute of Hope and Innovation Treats Its 150,000th Patient as It Commemorates Breast Cancer Awareness Month   •   First Ever Women CEOs in America Report Released The Portrait and Profile of Women CEOs and Our Call to Action   •   The Little Company That Could: Houston-Based Certified Woman-Owned AGS Solutions Gets Creative to Fulfill Special Order of Disin   •   1, 2 Nina's Coming For You! Nina Wests' HEELS OF HORROR Debuts In Just 2 Days!   •   Public Health Experts Agree: Halloween Is Happening   •   Gillette® Global Survey Reveals Men Are More Focused on Sustainability as Result of COVID-19   •   SkinnyDipped Launches New Line of Thinly Dipped Peanuts   •   FIBRA Prologis Appoints Carlos Elizondo Mayer-Serra as a New Independent Member of the Technical Committee   •   Events May Have Been Canceled, but You Can't Cancel Hunger   •   Superstrata Store Opens for Custom 3D-Printed Carbon Fiber Bikes   •   Greenberg Traurig's Ronda Esaw to Participate in Women in Law Series for Early Career Legal Professionals   •   BDO Survey: Blacks Reveal Why They Would Take the Vaccine   •   Carolina Laser & Cosmetic Center to Offer Military Veterans a FREE Laser Tattoo Removal Session this Veterans Day   •   POPSUGAR Launches New Women’s Health Destination, “Full Disclosure,” in Collaboration With TherapeuticsMD   •   Belcampo Meat Co. Launches New Ready-to-Eat Organic Carnitas and Organic Meatballs   •   Echosens Supports October 2020 Liver Cancer Awareness Month: Cites Link to Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Importance of Ea   •   Colleen Burns Shares Advice With Busy Moms on Tips on TV Blog   •   Online Celebration to Honor Esther Rolle's Centennial Birthday   •   RealTalk for Business Growth Launches to Help Women Entrepreneurs Thrive   •   Proposition 21 Trailing by Double Digits in UC Berkeley Poll
Bookmark and Share

Report Reveals Private Prison Ties To AZ Law

WASHINGTON  —An investigative report by National Public Radio sheds light on the behind-the-scenes effort to help draft and pass Arizona’s immigration law SB1070 by the private prison industry. Private prison corporations like the Corrections Corporation of America, the Geo Group and Management and Training Corporation have funneled tens of thousands of dollars to the 30 legislative co-sponsors of SB 1070.

 

Think Progress also highlighted reports that the billion-dollar Corrections Corporation of America — the largest private prison company in the country has directed money to legislators sponsoring Arizona-like immigration bills across the country. Following is a statement by Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, a non-partisan, non-profit, pro-immigrant advocacy organization in Washington.

 

“Today’s revelations show that immigrant detention in America is not driven by justice but by the private prison industry looking to make a buck off the imprisonment of nannies and landscapers. Taxpayer money is being used to expand and establish a steady source of income for the prison industrial complex which is clearly benefiting from a broken immigration system that feeds immigrants into the detention system.

 

The true motives behind the controversial Arizona’s immigration law were not about increasing security or addressing Arizona’s immigration problems, the goal was to enhance the prison industry’s bottom line.

 

We cannot simply detain and deport our way out of our immigration problem. This report should sound the alarm bells over the urgent need to restore order, integrity and accountability to our immigration system.


 


STORY TAGS: HISPANIC , LATINO , MEXICAN , MINORITY , CIVIL RIGHTS , DISCRIMINATION , RACISM , DIVERSITY , LATINA , RACIAL EQUALITY , BIAS , EQUALITY

Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News