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Our mission is to reverse the trend of mass incarceration in Colorado. We are a coalition of nearly 7,000 individual members and over 100 faith and community organizations who have united to stop perpetual prison expansion in Colorado through policy and sentence reform.

Our chief areas of interest include drug policy reform, women in prison, racial injustice, the impact of incarceration on children and families, the problems associated with re-entry and stopping the practice of using private prisons in our state.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Private Prison Evictions

This story illustrates how private prison companies will hold a state hostage.

OKLAHOMA CITY The director of the Department of Corrections told lawmakers today more state prisoners may be evicted from Oklahoma's private prisons unless prison operators are paid more to house, feed and care for them.

D-O-C Director Justin Jones told members of the House Judiciary and Public Safety Committee he cannot sign contracts to house state prisoners in private prisons at ever-increasing market rates unless the Legislature authorizes it.Jones said the state pays about 46 dollars a day to house prisoners at the state's five private prisons. But he said other states that also house prisoners at Oklahoma private prisons pay as much as 54 dollars a day.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

In the meantime, inmates are being starved to the point of having to hussle, swiddle and barter for noddles to save money on the budget. Clothing not being issued properly. Medical treatment not even part of the picture due to correction officers attitues towards imates who don't feel they have to serve them anything but starvation.