Locked Up & #ShippedAway: New report exposes private prisons profiting from sending prisons far from home

“Transferring prisoners out of the state of California has been an ineffective band-aid for our state’s overcrowded prison crisis. In a moment when we have an opportunity to demand sustainable prison population reduction strategies that would actually shrink the prisoner population, our ability to house prisoners in other states creates an ‘out’ and a distraction from the root of the problem and moves us away from real reform.” – Diana Zuniga of Californians United for a Responsible Budget.