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Civil Rights Organization Demands End to Florida For-Profit Youth Prisons

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SOURCE: COLORofCHANGE

ColorOfChange ActionColorOfChange, one of the nations’ largest civil rights organization has called on the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (FDJJ) to stop contracting with G4S and other for-profit prison contractors.  ColorOfChange specifically urged the Secretary of FDJJ to not renew any contracts with G4S that, together are valued at $120 million. According the the statement, “100 percent of Florida’s youth prison system, with a budget of $183 million, is controlled by companies like Youth Services International (YSI), G4S, and Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), all of which have horrific track records of sexual abuse, unethical business practices, increased violence, and grave human rights violations.

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