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The New Slave Ships Have Arrived

The year was 1960, and there was only one mens prison in Colorado at that time, located at Canon City. There was a womens prison that sat next to the mens prison. There were three small satellites off the main prison: the ranch, dairy farm and garden. And there was the young mens reformatory at Buena Vista, for a total of three prisons. In 1960 the population figures for Colorado was nearly two million people, in 2010 it was a little over five million; In a span of fifty years Colorado gained three million people. In 1960, it took 3 prisons to confine the convicts of two million people living in Colorado. By 2006 there were 30 prisons in Colorado, while adding only three million people to the population. Hold on here a minute; something doesn't add up: 2 million people needed 3 prisons, now 5 million people need 30 prisons?! 44123

Don’t Throw Me in the Briar Patch

Only a couple years ago we made a video, after seeing an email from the private prison people asking for a guarantee from the state for 90% occupancy. Think about that for a minute, then watch our video from the Media Action Network. How can the state save money when they have to guarantee to the corporation they will keep the prisons full? The taxpayers need to get in touch with their reps and tell them we've had enought of this BS from the private prisons group.   Video by AJ Oscarson and Jason Lee.

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