VSG Senate Recommends Vanderbilt Divest from Private Prisons

VSG Senate Recommends Vanderbilt Divest from Private Prisons

On Wednesday evening, the VSG Senate voted on a bill that recommends the administration divest from funding private prisons. The vote came at long last after the bill was tabled at the Senate meeting two weeks ago. The bill contained many facts about racial discrimination in American mass incarceration, and...

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Shackled by Money: How Vanderbilt Helped Spawn the Private Prison Industry

Shackled by Money: How Vanderbilt Helped Spawn the Private Prison Industry

Last month, Bettsy Woodruff wrote in the Daily Beast:“If you’re looking to make some money, try locking up toddlers.” She wasn’t kidding. The Corrections Corporation of America, a for-profit corporation, made $49 million dollars in the last year by housing undocumented infants, toddlers, children, and mothers fleeing Central America in...

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