private prisons


The Immigrant Crackdown Is a Cash Cow for Private Prisons

Detaining immigrants has turned into a very lucrative growth industry
Samuel Gilbert

Trump's Policies Won't Get Rid of Immigrants

Instead, they'll add to the backlog of deportation cases while immigrants wait their turn in detention facilities.
Gaby del Valle

A Big Private Prison Operator May Have Illegally Funded a Trump Super PAC

GEO Group—one of the largest private prison operators in the country—has been accused for violating a federal political contribution ban.
Keegan Hamilton
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Private Immigration Detention Centers Aren't Going Anywhere

The Department of Homeland Security is expected to report that it will continue its widespread use of the private facilities, despite their high cost to run and human rights concerns.
Lauren Messman

Immigration Detention Facilities Are Allegedly Denying Inmates Humane Conditions

A new report details excessive use of force, solitary confinement, and unsafe drinking water in six immigration detention facilities in the United States.
Justin Glawe

How My Time as a Private Prison Guard Changed the Way I See Inmates

I once heard my dad say, "A bullet costs 75 cents—they ought to line them all up, and shoot them in the head."
M. LeAnn Skeen
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The Feds Have Finally Had Enough of Private Prisons

Private federal prisons could be history in as little as five years.
VICE Staff

How America's Bond System Keeps Immigrants Behind Bars

Immigrants are regularly denied bail or offered bail that's too expensive, forcing them to stay in jail sometimes for years, waiting for their day in court.
Max Rivlin-Nadler

US Prison Boss Who Oversaw the Accidental Early Release of 3,200 Inmates Is Now Running Probation Program in the UK

Privatization of probation in the UK means ex-convicts will be in the hands of companies with some pretty questionable records.
Solomon Hughes
The VICE Guide to Right Now

DeRay McKesson and Other Black Civil Rights Leaders Just Met with Hillary Clinton

The discussion reportedly focused on policing, prisons, and the political rhetoric around race in the United States.
Mike Pearl

What We Know About the Four Stabbing Deaths in a Private Oklahoma Prison Last Weekend

The precise cause of the chaos is still unclear, but tensions in the Cimarron Correctional Facility in the small city of Cushing, which sits between Tulsa and Oklahoma City, remain high.
John Washington

The US Government Is Spending Millions to Illegally Lock Up Immigrant Families

Private prison companies are reaping in government cash to run detention centers for immigrant families, despite a court ruling ordering the Obama administration to close the controversial facilities.
Meredith Hoffman