ACLU Urges States to Reject CCA Prisons

Via Honolulu Beat In a letter sent to governors in every state, the national ACLU and 26 other organizations said a recent offer byCorrections Corporation of America to buy prisons currently run by state officials is a “backdoor invitation totake on additional debt while increasing CCA’s profits.

The groups also say the offer will impede “the serious criminal justice reforms needed to combat the nation’smass incarceration crisis.”

Hawaii currently contracts with CCA to house more than 1,700 local prisoners in Arizona, something it hopes to end in part by building more prison space.

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