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Members of Congress to Garland: Dump the Private Prison Lawsuit
Posted on 11 Jun 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Letter to DOJ on AB32, June 10, 2021 "As Members of Congress, we write to express our serious concerns regarding the United States Department of Justice’s continued pursuit of its legal challenge in GEO Group Inc. v. Newsom (Case No. 20-56172... Read More

ICE Just Quietly Opened Three New Detention Centers, Flouting Congress’ Limits
Posted on 10 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Noah Lanard, Mother Jones, July 9, 2019 "When members of Congress reached a bipartisan deal to end the government shutdown in February, they gave Immigration and Customs Enforcement a simple instruction: Stop detaining so many people. Instead,... Read More

18 GOP Congressmen Aren't Sure About the 13th Amendment
Posted on 16 Mar 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Betsy Woodruff, Daily Beast, Mar. 15, 2018 Republicans Say Forced Labor Is Good for Detained Immigrants in Letter Defending Private Prison GEO Group is being sued for paying aliens $1 a day or less while they’re locked up. GOP lawmakers say... Read More

Sessions Rescinds Yates Memo; Private Prisons Are Back
Posted on 24 Feb 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Kate Wheeling, Pacific Standard, Feb. 23, 2017 - "It was only a matter of time before Attorney General Jeff Sessions backtracked on the Department of Justice’s earlier plans to phase out the use of private prisons. Indeed, the American Civil... Read More

Will DHS Follow DOJ's Lead in Booting Private Prisons?
Posted on 22 Aug 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Aviva Shen, ThinkProgress, Aug. 18, 2016 - "The Department of Justice announced Thursday that it will stop outsourcing federal prisons to private prison companies after their current contracts expire. But that doesn’t mean the federal government... Read More

Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled Masses - We Have Private Prisons to Fill
Posted on 5 May 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Traditionally, the Bureau of Prisons has run its own facilities, but if you’re a low-security immigrant you’re almost certainly going to do time in one of 13 privately operated prisons. Just three for-profit companies—Corrections... Read More