Category: Black Politics

When a Small Town’s Private Prison Goes Bust

Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton, Minn. Mark Vancleave/ZUMA This commentary was published in partnership with The Marshall Project, a nonprofit newsroom covering the US criminal justice system. Sign up for their newsletter, or follow The Marshall Project on Facebook or Twitter. Bob Thompson, the city coordinator of Appleton, Minnesota, had a bright idea in the spring of 1990. Thompson,…