Private Prison Demands 300 More Prisoners Or It Close Down

The corporate entity that operates the facility, CoreCivic — formerly known as Corrections Corporation of America — is the second-largest private prison company in the nation.

New prisoners at the Department of Youth Services Detention Center begin the intake process by being searched Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002. (AP Photo/Will Shilling)

New Mexico — A small community in New Mexico is learning firsthand the consequences of relying on corporate industry to fuel your economy. In the case of Torrance County, it’s the private prison industry. From a July 25 article by the Santa Fe New Mexican: “The company that has operated a private prison in Estancia for nearly three decades has

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Albuquerque Police: Spy Tech Too Secret To Confirm We Have It

The Albuquerque Police Department has been under federal investigation for years, and court-appointed monitoring, for excessive force and police killings.

International Mobile Subscriber Identity catchers — also known as cell-site catchers or Stingrays — simulate cell phone towers, pulling in all cellphone use within a certain distance.

ALBUQUERQUE  — The ACLU sued Albuquerque for information on how its police use Stingray cellphone spying technology, and whether they use it for immigration enforcement, but Albuquerque claims all such records are confidential — including whether they use Stingrays at all. International Mobile Subscriber Identity catchers — also known as

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Native Communities Feel The Heat Of Climate Change In The Southwest

Hopi officials’ moves to impound Navajo-owned sheep goes beyond a mere tribal dispute over grazing land to reveal how acutely climate change is impacting Native traditions and ways of life in the American Southwest.

A coal-burning facility at the Navajo Generating Station, as seen from Lake Powell in Page, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

This Sept. 4, 2011, file photo shows the main plant facility at the Navajo Generating Station, as seen from Lake Powell in Page, Ariz.  Photo: Ross D. Franklin/AP PINON, Arizona --- Sheep have been an integral part of the lives of generations of Diné, providing food and wool to those living in relative isolation atop the Black Mesa in the

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The Glaring Falsehood That Could Steal Health Care Away From Millions Of Americans

A lawsuit that will cause the structure of Obamacare to “crumble,” according to a state attorney general who is one of the lawsuit’s leading proponents, rests on a falsehood about how one former senator helped shape the act.

Ben-Nelson

A lawsuit that will cause the structure of Obamacare to “crumble,” according to a state attorney general who is one of the lawsuit’s leading proponents, rests on a falsehood about how one former senator helped shape the act. Nevertheless, a minority of the judges to consider the issues presented by this case, all of whom are Republicans, have

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VIDEO: Cop Who Murdered James Boyd, Caught Plotting On Dashcam, “I’m Going To Shoot Him In The Penis”

“For this f***ing lunatic? I’m going to shoot him in the penis with a shotgun here in a second.”

Albuquerque Police Shootings

Reports: Back in March, Officer Keith Sandy of the Albuquerque police brutally executed 38 year old  James Boyd, a mentally ill and homeless 38 year old man.  All of this over “illegally camping”. As we previously reported- Boyd picks up his belongings and appears ready to walk down toward officers. An officer fires a flash-bang device,

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VIDEO: Major Cheese Supplier For Pizza Hut, Papa Johns Caught On Video Torturing Cows

Is your pizza topped with horrific animal cruelty? A new Mercy For Animals undercover investigation reveals shocking animal abuse at a major pizza cheese supplier — Leprino Foods. Workers were caught viciously kicking, punching, and stabbing cows with screwdrivers, and violently whipping them in their faces and bodies with chains and metal wires.

Animal Cruelty

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The New Mexico Livestock Board has launched an investigation into a southern New Mexico dairy after an activist working with an animal welfare group recorded secret video showing workers whipping cows with chains and wire cables, kicking and punching the animals, and shocking them with electric prods. Board officials

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