Because one of mine just happened today, or at least is starting to move that way. For once, very, very good news that I’m honestly stunned to read. Right now this looks like it is only a move on the federal level (I certainly hope state prisons follow suit), but I truly believe the prison privatization system is one of the worst vicious cycles there is, and of course, especially terrible for POC. A great breakdown of the day to day issues with it my own home state, which has the highest incarceration rate in the WORLD is here, and a good quick reference of issues here, and a great Mother Jones piece that was done just recently here (note that the Mother Jones piece had to send a journalist in under cover, because private prisons typically don’t let reporters in or share info, if that tells you enough right there).
Now I’m thinking of what else would be on my list if I could only pick three. Universal single payer healthcare? Campaign finance reform? I don’t know, GT, what are your thoughts? Both on prisons and on top three things you’d enable as wide sweeping changes to do the most good?