Times Ignores Prison Non-Profit's Liberal Slant, Soros Ties
A think tank with ties to liberal financier George Soros was called simply as â€śnonprofitâ€ť in a recent New York Times article on privatized prisons.
â€śThe increasing privatization of immigration detention has its critics,â€ť writer Meredith Kolodner noted in her July 19 story, citing unnamed â€śimmigrant advocatesâ€ť and the â€śnonprofit research group Justice Strategies.â€ť
â€śPrivate prisons have unleashed an entrepreneurial spirit in this country that is unhealthy,â€ť complained Judith Greene, the groupâ€™s director.
Kolodner left out that Greeneâ€™s group has a leftward bent and connections to liberal cause financier George Soros. According to the groupâ€™s Web site, Greene â€śhas received a Soros Senior Justice Fellowship from the Open Society Instituteâ€ť while her colleague Kevin Pranis is a former â€śSoros Justice Fellow.â€ť
Greene was from a dispassionate researcher of American prisons. She claimed a â€śvengeful penal philosophy and harsh prison cultureâ€ť in the United States has â€śled to a dreadful level of brutality and human rights abuses in our own prisons,â€ť in an October 2004 publication for Sorosâ€™s Open Society Foundation.