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DOJ and Labor Dep't collaborate on incarceration to employment plan

The Biden administration is launching a first-of-its-kind collaboration between the Department of Justice and the Department of Labor with a $145 million investment to provide job training at selected Bureau of Prisons locations.... Read more»

Tribal officials, advocates hail renewal of Violence Against Women Act

Tribal leaders and others across the country are applauding the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which includes the extension of tribal jurisdiction over non-Native perpetrators of sexual violence, sex trafficking, stalking, child violence, and obstruction of justice.... Read more»

Biden ban on new private prison contracts will not reach ICE detainees

President Joe Biden’s order that the Justice Department stop contracting with private prisons could eventually affect thousands of inmates, but the order does not affect Immigration and Customs Enforcement contracts with companies that hold immigrants awaiting hearings or deportation.... Read more»

ACLU uncovers systemic abuse at private prisons for immigrants

A four-year investigation by the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Texas has uncovered "pervasive and disturbing" problems within private prisons that hold immigrants for the federal prison system, including excessive use of solitary confinement, dangerous sanitary conditions, and delayed medical care. ... Read more»1

Feds: Inmate walked away from minimum-security Tucson camp

Law enforcement is looking for an inmate who walked away from a federal minimum-security facility in Tucson on Sunday. Adrian Perez, 28, was found to be missing around 10 p.m. from the Federal Correctional Complex Satellite Camp on South Wilmot Road.... Read more»

Advocacy groups target private prisons for immigrants

The unnecessary prosecution of nonviolent illegal immigrants is sending ever larger numbers to poorly managed private prisons, a coalition of advocacy groups said, calling on Congress to reject $25.8 million for 1,000 new private prison beds. ... Read more»

Loughner lawyers complain prison giving psych records to FBI

Psychological and medical records of Jared Lee Loughner have been improperly given to the FBI by prison officials, his attorneys said in a court filing Wednesday. Defense attorneys said release of the information violates Loughner's Miranda rights and doctor/patient privilege.... Read more»