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General News    H4'ed 6/3/19

Indianapolis Cuts Out For-Profit Prison Company in Hopes of Improving Criminal Justice System

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Prison labor booms in US as low-cost inmates bring billions US breeds a Chinese-style inmate labor scheme on its own soil. Both state and some of the biggest private companies are now enjoying the fruits of a cheap ...
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Zach Adamson, Council VP overseeing Indianapolis and Marion County: “The idea that there would be profit to be made through the imprisonment of our neighbors is something that’s abhorrent to a number of people—many of our constituents cannot process that. Criminal justice is not getting better as long as our primary concern is looking to cut corners and save costs.” Opponents of private prisons gained a victory earlier this month when JPMorgan Chase & Co. said it would stop extending financing to the industry after the bank came under fire for lending to companies that have imprisoned immigrant families. JPMorgan will help underwrite the Indianapolis bond sale that will pay for a complex with a jail, courthouse, and treatment center.

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