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Ryan J. Reilly

ACLU Report Reveals Immigrant Abuse In 'Shadow' Private Federal Prisons

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Did GEO Group Edit Its Wikipedia Page to Hide Its Past?

Jesse Lava | Posted 04.22.2013 | Business
Jesse Lava

Word came out yesterday that Florida Atlantic University had sold the naming rights to its new football stadium to the GEO Group, which is the second largest private prison company in America. It now appears that the GEO Group decided to give its Wikipedia page a facelift.

Chris Kirkham

Florida College Football, Brought To You By Private Prisons

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Kirkham | Posted 02.20.2013 | Business

For more than two years, Florida Atlantic University has been searching for the name of a corporate sponsor to adorn its new 30,000-seat, palm-ringed ...

Chris Kirkham

State Considers Reopening Troubled Prison

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Kirkham | Posted 01.15.2013 | Business

Looking to cut a corrections budget that accounts for nearly a quarter of the state's general fund each year, Michigan lawmakers have reopened the doo...

Detained Immigrants Exploited for Profit

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 03.10.2013 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

Stewart is not the exception, but the rule, in immigration detention today. It is unacceptable to spend billions in taxpayer dollars every year to contract with corporations such as CCA that perpetrate human rights abuses against this vulnerable population.

Where Immigrants With No Criminal History Get Lengthy Stays In Jail

Sun Sentinel | Megan O'Matz | Posted 03.07.2013 | Miami

DEERFIELD BEACH -- Hundreds of men and women who have committed minor offenses, such as driving without a license, or no apparent crime at all, are lo...

Private Prison Exec: Lying To Federal Agencies 'Happens All The Time'

Posted 12.11.2012 | Business

An executive at a private prison company, one that deals with federal agencies, has said that lying to federal agencies is no big deal. Thomas Wei...

Chris Kirkham

Border Crossers Land In Private Prisons, Sparking Riots Over Conditions

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Kirkham | Posted 09.27.2012 | Business

This spring, a group of inmates at a privately operated federal prison in Mississippi -- most of them undocumented immigrants from Mexico -- rose up a...

Chris Kirkham

'Lock Them Up Forever And Let People Make Money Off Of It'

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Kirkham | Posted 07.16.2012 | Business

Virginia is in the final stages of reviewing proposals that would privatize a mental health treatment facility for sex offenders who can be held indef...

Chris Kirkham

Arizona Immigration Decision Could Mean Boon For Private Prison Business

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Kirkham | Posted 06.25.2012 | Business

As the Supreme Court upheld a central provision of Arizona's controversial immigration law on Monday -– a requirement for law enforcement to check t...

Chris Kirkham

In Quiet Corner Of South Florida, A Private Prison Pits Town Against Town

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Kirkham | Posted 06.22.2012 | Business

In a quiet patch of palm-lined subdivisions at the edge of the Everglades, a yearlong battle has been brewing over plans to build one of the largest i...