This isn’t an isolated incident, either. The Department of Corrections and Community Supervision told Think Progress in their initial statement that, “Secure vendor programs are used by nearly 30 jurisdictions in the country and are cited as a national best practice.” And even as the New York State story was unfolding, the New York Times also reported that New Jersey had lifted its ban on The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness—that is, after the ACLU got involved.