Tag Archive | "Prison Privatization"

Gov. Rick Scott’s Fundraising Event With CEO Of Private Prison Company Gets National Scrutiny


Gov. Rick Scott got some national media attention – again—this weekend following news that he held a campaign event in the home of the CEO of a controversial private prison company that operates a detention facility in Florida.

Published in Blog, Business, Government, Justice, Politics

Closures Only Part of Needed Prison Reform


Ralph De La Cruz: The recently announced closure of 11 state prisons due to declines in crime are painful though necessary. But for further closures and reductions, other reforms proposed by state leaders a year ago are needed.

Published in Blog, Government, Justice

Herald Report Offers Reasons To Get Off Charter Bandwagon


Ralph De La Cruz: The Miami Herald shines light on a $400 million charter school industry that has grown out of control with little or no oversight.

Published in Blog, Education, Government

Populist Republican Senator: State Agency Has Something to Hide


Ralph De La Cruz: State Sen. Mike Fasano asked for public records pertaining to an investment by the State Board of Administration. His bill for those records: $10,750.13.

Published in Blog, Government, Open Records

Rick Scott Takes Heavy Hand With Department of Corrections


Ralph De La Cruz: Gov. Rick Scott’s recent actions at the Department of Corrections raise questions about his goals for prison privatization.

Published in Blog, Government, Justice

Republican Senator Questions Lobbyist Influence in Plan to Shutter Citizens


Ralph De La Cruz: Sen. Mike Fasano is a rare breed — a legislator who isn’t afraid to buck his party when it’s wrong.

Published in Blog, Government, Insurance, Politics


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