NEFAC Calls for Correctional System Transparency, Reintroduction of Private Prison Information Act

The New England First Amendment Coalition joined 54 civil rights and media organizations today to call for the reintroduction of the proposed federal Private Prison Information Act.

The legislation requires federal prisons managed by private contractors to disclose the same information under the Freedom of Information Act as publicly managed prisons. U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) introduced the legislation last year but it failed to garner enough support to become law.

In a letter to Lee, NEFAC and fellow supporters of the legislation called the lack of transparency within private federal prisons “indefensible” and requested she reintroduce the bill: Continue>>>