California voters passed a groundbreaking ballot measure this month that reduces penalties and sentences for non-violent, “non-serious” crimes. Now, the private industry is responding to these changes in public attitudes and declining prison populations by opening up new lines of business.
On Thursday, Americans earning low-wages from businesses that contract with the federal government walked off the job to urge President Obama to do “more than the minimum” by signing executive orders that ensure workers receive living wages, adequate benefits and a voice on the job.
In 2010, a confluence of factors that swept several conservative governors into office brought Tom Corbett to the Pennsylvania Governor’s mansion. Immediately upon taking his oath, Governor Corbett attempted to implement a radical outsourcing agenda and sought to sell off every public service he could find a corporation to bid on.