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

Government Reorganization still in the dark to both Congress and the public

In January, I wrote about Government Reorganization in the dark and recounted the efforts of PEER and Government Executive to find the website that OMB purports to have set up to receive public comments, the 100,000 it alleges it received, and any information about the OMB’s plans for the agencies. The purported website previously at … Continue reading Government Reorganization still in the dark to both Congress and the public

Letters Signed-On

Protect and Serve House FLOOR Sign On Protect and Serve Senate Sign On Signatories MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE REDACTED VERSION OF MOTION FOR RELIEF RE TAPES AND DRAWINGS FINAL Coalition Letter Open Hearings With Service Chiefs Letter in support of CHA Markup of ACMRA 2018-04-05 Senate CAA reform bill_Coalition letter 3.19.18 — FINAL 2018-03-16 … Continue reading Letters Signed-On