SLAVE LABOR AT THE TEXAS CIVIL COMMITMENT CENTER

TX Civ Commitment Center 2600 S. Sunset Ave., Littlefield, TX 79339 Expose 453 Words By A TCCC Resident The Texas Civil Commitment Office (TCCO) and the contractor, Management & Trading Corporation (MTC) operating the Texas Civil Commitment Center (TCCC) have created a slave labor camp. From the day this facility opened, inmates have labored forContinue reading “SLAVE LABOR AT THE TEXAS CIVIL COMMITMENT CENTER”

Management & Training Corp. Struggles to Maintain Market Share

PRISON LEGAL NEWS: by Gary Hunter; September 15, 2007 ______________________________________________________________________ For-profit private prison operator Management & Training Corporation (MTC) has recently lost lucrative contracts to run prisons in the United States and Canada. While the private prison industry is dominated by industry giants Corrections Corporation of America, Geo Corporation and Cornell Corrections, a number ofContinue reading “Management & Training Corp. Struggles to Maintain Market Share”

Restorative Justice’s Role in Criminal Justice Reform

ACADEMIA Letters: Kenneth Lang, Glenville State College; August 2021 __________________________________________________________________ IntroductionWith the murder of George Floyd in May 2020, and now the conviction of Minneapolis Police Officer Derrick Chauvin, decries to defund the police and institute genuine criminal justice reform continue to echo across this nation. Officials have struggled to grapple with the turn inContinue reading “Restorative Justice’s Role in Criminal Justice Reform”

Case challenging constitutionality of the Minnesota Sex Offender Program can move forward

Federal court to decide if state’s treatment system is constitutional.  Star Tribune: By Chris Serres;  FEBRUARY 24, 2021 — 6:10PM ________________________________________________________________________ A protracted case challenging the constitutionality of Minnesota’s system for treating sex offenders outside prison has gained new life after a federal appeals court in St. Louis ruled that claims contesting the program’s unusual conditionsContinue reading “Case challenging constitutionality of the Minnesota Sex Offender Program can move forward”

Making Sex Offenders Pay — and Pay and Pay and Pay (Ep. 208)

FREAKONOMICS RADIO: by Stephen J. Dubner Produced by: Suzie Lechtenberg; June 10, 2015 @ 11:00pm _______________________________________________________________________ Our latest Freakonomics Radio episode is called “Making Sex Offenders Pay — and Pay and Pay and Pay.” (You can subscribe to the podcast at iTunes or elsewhere, get the RSS feed, or listen via the media player above. You can also read the transcript, which includes creditsContinue reading “Making Sex Offenders Pay — and Pay and Pay and Pay (Ep. 208)”

What will it take for media to show integrity in reporting about sexual crime?

NARSOL: by Sandy; August 27, 2021 ________________________________________________________________________ We are used to law enforcement, district attorneys, legislators, and even judges making statements that amount to lies. In an opinion he wrote, a Colorado justice said, “Study after study has shown that sex offenders have one of the highest likelihoods of reoffending once they are released from custody.”Continue reading “What will it take for media to show integrity in reporting about sexual crime?”

Opinion: How the language of criminal justice inflicts lasting harm

Washington Post: DeAnna Hoskins and Zoë Towns; August 25, 2021 at 5:39 p.m. EDT __________________________________________________________________________ DeAnna Hoskins is president of JustLeadershipUSA. Zoë Towns is vice president for Criminal Justice Reform at FWD.us. These days there is more reporting on the harms of mass incarceration and mass criminalization than ever before. More journalists are on these beats. Stories about conditions in police stations, jails and prisons are gettingContinue reading “Opinion: How the language of criminal justice inflicts lasting harm”

Watch the film UNTOUCHABLE

When the most powerful lobbyist in Florida discovers that the nanny has sexually abused his daughter, he harnesses his extraordinary political power to pass the toughest sex offender laws in the nation. UNTOUCHABLE chronicles his crusade, and its impact on the lives of several of the 800,000 people forced to live under the kinds ofContinue reading “Watch the film UNTOUCHABLE”

Sexually violent predator laws: psychiatry in service to a morally dubious enterprise

THE LANCET: Prof. Eric S Janus; Published December, 2004 _____________________________________________________________________ Instead of being released at the end of their prison sentences, sex offenders in the USA who are judged mentally disordered and dangerous are being confined in secure “treatment facilities” for indeterminate terms. This novel and aggressive legislative tactic—embodied in US sexually violent predator (SVP)Continue reading “Sexually violent predator laws: psychiatry in service to a morally dubious enterprise”