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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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PCWG in the News

Publisher Settles Censorship Suit Against For-Profit Prison Company GEO Group in Indiana  
Press release Sept 10, 2015

Kingman Assessment Final
Aug 27 2015

AFSC Press Release, Kingman Assessment
Aug 27 2015

GEO: Class-action suit moves forward
July 9, 2015

Private Prison Information Act Reintroduced
May 21, 2015



Reeves Private Prison Information Act ReintroducedCounty Detention Complex
April 26, 2015


55 Organizations Support Re-introduction of  Private Prison Information Act to Ensure Public Accountability at For Profit Prisons

March 11, 2015


Private Corrections Institute Announces Annual Awards for Activism, Advocacy and News Reporting Related to Private Prisons
February 4, 2015


Corrections Corporation of America has Long History of Wage Violations, Poor Treatment of Employees
August 22, 2014


Temple Corrections Corporation of America has Long History of Wage Violations, Poor Treatment of Employeesuniversity acts on ethics complaint filed against authors of private prison study
HRDC joint press release re Temple complaint resolved 2014


Temple university response letter
July 2, 2014


Arizona lawmaker behind $900.000 giveaway in taxpayer funds to private prison company received campaign donations from same firm
HRDC AFSC joint press release re GEO giveaway Mar 31, 2014