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 Welcome to the Private Corrections Working Group. Here you will find the latest in  news, reports and resources on correctional privatization from around the World. This service is provided to inform our members, legislators and the public about the problems with for-profit private corrections.

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If you need help fighting the for-profit private corrections industry, we're here to help you.  We have the data, the experts and the resources to successfully organize opposition. Contact Ken Kopczynski at 850-980-0887 or at kenk@PrivateCI.org.
If you're a current or former private corrections employee and want to share with us, contact Frank Smith at 541-997-5255 or minervaorganizer@gmail.com . Help is just a phone call or email away.

PCWG is please to announce it has received a generous grant from Corrections USA to continue our efforts against the for-profit private prison industry.

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PCWG in the News

Louisiana businessmen ensnared in Mississippi prison corruption case await sentencing

Nov 30, 2019

Crisis-hit private prisons to return to public ownership in Scotland
Nov 17, 2019

Audit knocks Leavenworth private prison for understaffing, security problems, deception

Nov 17, 2019

Facing Widespread Divestment and Public Outcry, GEO Group Tries to Soothe Shareholders

Nov 7, 2019

Emails Show GEO Employee Threatening ICE Detainees Who Didn't Clean Their Jails

Nov 1, 2019

Could Colorado end the use of private prisons by 2025? Lawmakers want to find out.

Oct 19, 2019

'Please help me': Eric Whittaker made 20 emergency calls before he died in custody

Oct 14, 2019

State, contractor to pay $1.25M settlement over care of mentally ill prisoner

Oct 12, 2019

California Bans Private Prisons And Immigrant Detention Centers
Oct 12, 2019

Washington State Lawsuit Against Private Prison Allowed to Move Forward
Oct 07, 2019

Correctional Institution will close due to infrastructure concerns

Oct 04, 2019

Georgia Dignity Act, protecting incarcerated women, is now the law in Georgia

Oct 02, 2019

GEO Group Runs Out of Banks as 100% of Banking Partners Say ‘No’ to the Private Prison Sector

Oct 01, 2019

Public defender says government owes it legal fees for misconduct in Leavenworth tapings case
Sep 28, 2019