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Advocates Say DHS Covered Up Sexual Abuse In Family Detention

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 08.14.2015 | Latino Voices

An advocacy group is suing to force the federal government to hand over key records from an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse at a famil...

Words Beyond Walls: Free the Adelanto 4

Christina Fialho | Posted 06.30.2015 | Los Angeles
Christina Fialho

Four men at the 1300-bed Adelanto Immigration Detention Center in California launched the Free the People Campaign today, calling for their release and an end to the inhumane practice of immigration detention.

GEO Group Whistleblower Exposes First Amendment Violations, Lack of Officer Training, and Poor Conditions at the Adelanto Detention Center

Christina Fialho | Posted 05.19.2015 | Los Angeles
Christina Fialho

A former employee of GEO Group - a corporation that operates the Adelanto Detention Center - claims First Amendment violations, lack of proper training for GEO Group staff, extreme work hours, employee intimidation, and overuse of solitary confinement.

Hillary and Undocumented Immigrants

Ryan Campbell | Posted 05.13.2015 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

While there was much said, and most of it was the safe sort of "hard-working immigrant" rhetoric that is essentially "political fluff," considering where we are in the very long 2016 race, she did say a lot of things that turn into political liabilities if not acted upon.

Roque Planas

Detained Mothers Ask Obama To Free Them: 'Our Children Won't Eat' | Roque Planas | Posted 05.13.2015 | Latino Voices

Immigrant rights groups on Monday sent a pair of open letters to the Obama administration asking officials to end the practice of detaining undocument...

Roque Planas

ICE Director Visits Texas Detention Center Amid Allegations Of Mistreatment | Roque Planas | Posted 04.20.2015 | Latino Voices

The head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement visited a family immigrant detention center in Texas on Friday that has been the site of two hunger st...

Roque Planas

Bed Quota Fuels 'Inhumane' And 'Unnecessary' Immigrant Detention: Report | Roque Planas | Posted 04.15.2015 | Latino Voices

The private prison industry’s growing role in immigrant detention is due in part to Congress' requiring the federal government to maintain some 34,0...

Detention Center Forced Immigrants To Work For $1 Per Day, Lawsuit Says

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 10.31.2014 | Latino Voices

A group of former immigrant detainees is suing the owner of a Colorado detention center, alleging that it forced them to work for $1 per day and coerc...

Captive Customers: Outsourcing Prison Services Is Ruining Lives and Bilking Taxpayers

Donald Cohen | Posted 12.20.2014 | Politics
Donald Cohen

Introducing for-profit companies into America's criminal justice system has been a bad deal for governments across the country.

Adelanto: Unlimited Prison Possibilities

Christina Fialho | Posted 10.18.2014 | Los Angeles
Christina Fialho

The City of Adelanto, California, greets visitors with a sign, proclaiming it to be a city of "unlimited possibilities." However, when you drive through this small town in the Mojave Desert, it is clear the city is known for only one possibility: incarceration.

Ryan J. Reilly

ACLU Report Reveals Immigrant Abuse In 'Shadow' Private Federal Prisons | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It was December 2010, and officials who ran the nation's federal prisons had a dilemma. They weren't sure if they should renew a contrac...

Obama: Will He Cut Deportations or Stand Idle?

Ryan Campbell | Posted 05.13.2014 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

The criticism from the immigrant rights community has been quiet for a long time as they tried to press Congress. Now, pressure on the President is coming to bear as a legislative solution seems increasingly unlikely, and relief is around five years and almost 2 million deportations late.

Chris Kirkham

How Corporations Are Cashing In On The Worldwide Immigration Crackdown | Chris Kirkham | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

Nearly a decade ago, Australian authorities discovered major problems inside detention centers run by a private, for-profit company entrusted with imm...

As Immigration Reform Comes Up Again, Watch This Private Prison Company

Jesse Lava | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jesse Lava

The country's biggest for-profit prison companies already pull in hundreds of millions of dollars a year locking up immigrants in federal custody. They stand to pull in even more money if the new laws generate lots of new prisoners.

Brown's Prison Plan Bucks National Trends, Enriches For-profit Prison Corporations

Bob Libal | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
Bob Libal

With these records, how do these companies continue to win such lucrative contracts? Part of the answer lies where the companies invest their profits.

U.S. Must End War on Immigrants and Addiction to Private Prisons as Well

Bob Libal | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics
Bob Libal

If the government is serious about reducing the federal prison population, it must end its reliance on for-profit prisons and repeal costly programs that have made immigrants the fastest growing part of the federal prison population.

Chris Kirkham

The War On Undocumented Immigrants, And Who's Cashing In | Chris Kirkham | Posted 08.23.2013 | Business

For decades, drug crimes contributed to an explosion in the size of the federal prison system, far outpacing any other charges brought by prosecutors....

Report Details Alleged Mistreatment At Broward Immigration Detention Center

Sun Sentinel | Ariel Barkhurst | Posted 06.30.2013 | Miami

A report released Monday by Americans for Immigrant Justice details alleged mistreatment and policy violations inside the Broward Transition Center in...

Allen West Incites Threats Against University Students

Shawna Vercher | Posted 06.22.2013 | Miami
Shawna Vercher

Stephanie Rosendorf, a senior at Florida Atlantic University, filed a police report stating that she feels threatened by West's words. "Even if he doesn't physically do anything to us, you never know what kind of people read this and what kind of actions they might take," she says.

Chris Kirkham

Private Prison Company Pulls Out Of Football Stadium Deal In Florida | Chris Kirkham | Posted 04.02.2013 | Business

It was a move that baffled sports marketing experts: Florida Atlantic University struck a deal in February to name its football stadium after a privat...

Missing: Leadership and Core Values

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Is this the best we have to pass on to our children and grandchildren and the next generation of leaders the nation and world need today and tomorrow? Do corporate profits from dangerous products or harmful practices trump children's security and safety in our nation?

With Immigration Reform Looming, Private Prisons Lobby to Keep Migrants Behind Bars (Updated)

Laura Carlsen | Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics
Laura Carlsen

Common-sense immigration reform has the multibillion-dollar private prison industry shaking in its boots. Its lobbyists are actively targeting members of congressional budget and appropriations committees to not only maintain, but increase incarceration of migrants.

Why is this university president afraid of the truth on private prisons?

Jesse Lava | Posted 04.30.2013 | Business
Jesse Lava

The debate over Florida Atlantic University's decision to name a football stadium after a notorious private prison company has descended into deception.

Students Protest Naming Of University Stadium After Prison Company

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.27.2013 | Business

Dozens of students gathered on campus at Florida Atlantic University on Monday to protest the school's recent announcement that it will name its footb...

Chris Kirkham

Prison Company's Wikipedia Page Sanitized After Football Stadium Naming Deal | Chris Kirkham | Posted 02.21.2013 | Business

GEO Group Inc., the nation's second-largest private prison conglomerate, has until now mostly kept its brand far from the law-abiding public's conscio...