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Why Do Two Private Prison Companies Dominate the Industry?

Ryan Katz

In 2013, the last year for which there is governmental data, 1.57 million people were… 1,446 more words

GEO: Feds gave Karnes immigrant center clean bill of health

Earlier this month, an estimated 40 immigrant women announced a hunger strike at the Karnes County Residential Center in Texas, where GEO Group houses immigrant women and children on behalf of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. 194 more words


Legislated quotas make the obscene #PrisonIndustiralComplex obscenely rich

‘Profiting From Misery': Private Prison Corporations Driving Harsh Immigration Policies | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

Corrections Corporation of America and GEO Group, both notorious for human rights violations, dominate this rapidly growing industry, operating 72 percent of privately-operated ICE beds. 69 more words

Marco Rubio's immigration reform policy and generous prison friends

Immigration reform may yet be a millstone around presidential hopeful Marco Rubio’s neck, Politico speculated today. 

But nothing Rubio has suggested would win him anything but bouquets from Florida-based GEO Group, the prison management  company.  303 more words


SLC mayor blasts halfway house, but owner says it's not expanding

SALT LAKE CITY — Mayor Ralph Becker blasted a privately-run halfway house for federal inmates amid claims that it may be expanding.

But the operators of the facility insisted to FOX 13 they have no plans to expand — they just want to keep operating. 543 more words