Times Ignores Prison Non-Profit's Liberal Slant, Soros Ties
A think tank with ties to liberal financier George Soros was called simply as ‚Äúnonprofit‚ÄĚ in a recent New York Times article on privatized prisons.
‚ÄúThe increasing privatization of immigration detention has its critics,‚ÄĚ writer Meredith Kolodner noted in her July 19 story, citing unnamed ‚Äúimmigrant advocates‚ÄĚ and the ‚Äúnonprofit research group Justice Strategies.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúPrivate prisons have unleashed an entrepreneurial spirit in this country that is unhealthy,‚ÄĚ complained Judith Greene, the group‚Äôs director.
Kolodner left out that Greene‚Äôs group has a leftward bent and connections to liberal cause financier George Soros. According to the group‚Äôs Web site, Greene ‚Äúhas received a Soros Senior Justice Fellowship from the Open Society Institute‚ÄĚ while her colleague Kevin Pranis is a former ‚ÄúSoros Justice Fellow.‚ÄĚ
Greene was from a dispassionate researcher of American prisons. She claimed a ‚Äúvengeful penal philosophy and harsh prison culture‚ÄĚ in the United States has ‚Äúled to a dreadful level of brutality and human rights abuses in our own prisons,‚ÄĚ in an October 2004 publication for Soros‚Äôs Open Society Foundation.