via @PrisonDivest: Need Your Signature: Petition to Have Congress Deny Funding for Private Prisons
Petition Statement: The Border Patrol uses our tax money to incarcerate immigrants in private prisons on charges that weren’t considered crimes ten years ago. We call on our Senators and Representatives to deny funding to the private prison industry.
Despite immigration reform efforts, private prison industry lobbyists have support in Congress for over $2 billion a year for massive incarceration of immigrants in private prisons.
Immigrants arrested by the Border Patrol serve an average sentence of 360 days in a private prison for behaviors that weren’t considered crimes ten years ago.
This is not o.k. Congress should refuse to finance private prisons with immigrant incarcerations.