Are peaceful protesters at Adelanto Detention Center being tear-gassed and pepper-sprayed?
Despite warnings from public health experts, ICE still holds nearly 35,000 detainees in close quarters.
A federal court ruling allows hundreds of thousands of former detainees to sue the GEO Group.
The Trump administration is fighting back against a new law phasing out privately run immigrant-detention centers.
Five days after a bill ending private prisons in the state was signed into law, the Trump administration found a way to get around it.
A bill awaiting Gov. Newsom’s signature would bar new private prison contracts. Two industry giants are already reinventing themselves.
An ICE investigation details days of suffering in which Kamyar Samimi pleaded for help and attempted suicide because he said the pain from methadone withdrawal was so intense.
A proposed California law would require the attorney general to conduct immediate investigations of immigrant-detention deaths.
ICE says immigrant detainees are only obligated to make their beds and avoid clutter. But a for-profit prison company is accused of forcing them to do much more – and for no wages.
Immigration activists and state agencies continue to put pressure on California’s ICE facilities.
The closure of an immigrant detention center could represent a setback for the Trump administration’s aggressive immigration enforcement policies.
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Attorneys say private-prison company CoreCivic is engaged in a “deprivation scheme” aimed at forcing detainees to keep the detention center running at a fraction of the cost of hiring local workers.
President Trump has jeopardized the lives of 800,000 young undocumented immigrants who came here seeking better opportunities. There’s not much more to be said than that—except that it’s also a big moneymaker for a handful of private investors and corporations.
After holding a short prayer service under the watchful eyes of San Bernardino sheriff’s deputies, a group of activists was told to get off the Adelanto Detention Facility’s property.
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For-profit prison companies contracted to incarcerate undocumented immigrants have recruited former high-ranking government officials and other Washington figures to top posts, including Democratic operative Anthony Podesta and former Clinton administration official Thurgood Marshall Jr.
If you thought Wells Fargo’s fake account scandal was bad, get a load of this. Wells Fargo is one of six banks keeping the private prison industry in business.
Since the Justice Department announced in mid-August that it will phase out its use of private facilities for Bureau of Prisons (BOP) prisoners, the stocks of the country’s two largest private prison companies have plummeted. But the companies already have a plan—in fact, they’ve been following it for years.
Last week was a turning point. The U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) announcement that it will wind down its use of private prisons is a major step in the struggle to end for-profit incarceration in America.
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) just announced its plans to end its use of privately operated, for-profit prisons to incarcerate federal prisoners.