Secrecy Setback for Government-funded/Corporation-run Prisons

An August post discussed claims by private prison companies that receive federal funding currently that they are exempt from Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests due to a loophole in the current law. On October 10, 2017, the US Supreme Court denied a petition by two private prison corporations, GEO Group and Corrections Corporation of … Continue reading Secrecy Setback for Government-funded/Corporation-run Prisons

Expanding Accountability to Private Prison Companies that receive federal funding

Private prison companies that receive federal funding currently claim they are exempt from Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests due to a loophole in the current law. The Private Prison Information Act of 2017 (S. 1728) recently introduced by Sen. Ben Cardin would ensure that non-federally run prisons are held to the same standard of … Continue reading Expanding Accountability to Private Prison Companies that receive federal funding

Letters Signed-On

702-Coalition-Letter_July2017 calling for reforms to FISA Sec 702 in light of civil rights concerns and potential for law enforcement misuse Commerce Committee Letter urging the Senate Commerce Committee to hold a hearing on the state of media in the United States. Al-Darbi Coalition Letter expressing serious concern and opposition regarding recent decisions by the Department … Continue reading Letters Signed-On