Posts tagged "Corrections Corporation of America"

Race, poverty and politics: Obama halts deportations; Rahm backs decriminalizing small amounts of pot; CTU vote means hot summer ahead; Cook to boost set-asides

President Obama bypassed Congress Friday and announced the U.S. will stop deporting undocumented immigrants who are currently under 30 years old, who came to the U.S. before they turned 16 and have lived here at least five years. To be eligible, they also can’t have a criminal record, have earned a high school diploma or... Read more »

Closing time in Springfield: Human trafficking bill passes, foreclosure fraud and criminal records bills stall; campaign finance and early release bills moving forward

Closing time in Springfield: Human trafficking bill passes, foreclosure fraud and criminal records bills stall; campaign finance and early release bills moving forward
Lawmakers in Springfield have their hands full this week as they wrap up the spring session. Designing a new budget, crafting pension and Medicaid reform and a compromise on gambling legislation are all topics that have seized headlines in recent weeks and months. During that time, The Chicago Reporter has had its eye on a... Read more »

Anti-NATO activists make the connection between military alliance and local immigration battles

What are the connections between the proposed immigration detention center in Crete, a small town just south of Chicago, and an international military alliance? Lots, say a group of activists connecting the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to immigration issues in Chicago. A protest outside of Immigration and Customs Enforcement in downtown Chicago, said Crystal Vance... Read more »
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Crete: Will a promised economic windfall go to the prison company or to residents?

Crete: Will a promised economic windfall go to the prison company or to residents?
The Village of Crete, Ill., is surprisingly small for a community that sits just 30 minutes south of Chicago’s bustling Loop. The Will County village has fewer than 9,000 residents and a small, but solid, middle-class majority–the median household income is $70,074, according to the 2010 Census. For those residents, a prison that brings an... Read more »

Crete: Lax oversight and a history of abuse lead to doubts about the Corrections Corporations of America

This article is the second in a three-part series looking at some of the different elements of the proposed Crete detention center. The Corrections Corporation of America has earned some infamy. The private prison company operates 65 facilities in 19 states, had about 570 lawsuits filed against it between 1998 and 2008, and earns $109.1... Read more »

Crete: Could Illinois soon be welcoming its first privately run detention center?

Crete: Could Illinois soon be welcoming its first privately run detention center?
This article is the first in a three-part series looking at some of the different elements of the proposed Crete detention center. The Village of Crete, Ill., about an hour south of Chicago, may be on its way to making private-prison history as the home to the first privately run detention center in Illinois since... Read more »
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