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Calls for probe of GEO Group immigration jail in Queens

"The city public advocate is joining several Queens elected officials in another call to the federal government to stop its association with a private group that has been running a controversial immigration detention center in southeast Queens. Bill de Blasio, along with City Councilman Danny...

A Company That Runs Immigration Jails Will Have Its Name on a Stadium

"In recent years, where stadium naming rights could be sold, universities and professional sports teams have sold them — to airlines and banks and companies that sell beer, soda, doughnuts, cars, telecommunications, razors and baseball bats. This led to memorable examples like Enron Field...

Farewell to 'Owlcatraz'

"Just hours after the latest student protest, Boca-Raton based GEO Group on Monday withdrew its planned $6 million gift to Florida Atlantic University, a gift that would have put its name on the school’s football stadium. Controversy had dogged the gift from the beginning, as GEO Group’s...

Tacoma's Immigration Jail Contract Open for Re-Bid in July 2014

"Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is looking for someone to provide secure accommodations for thousands of immigrants slated for deportation from the Northwest each year. So how do you get involved in the exciting world of private prisons? A good start would be to build and staff your own...

Groups File Complaints Detailing Sexual Abuse, Extortion, Harassment of Women at ICE Facility in Texas

"Attorneys from MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund), the Immigration Rights and Civil Rights Clinics at the University of Texas Law School, and the Law Office of Javier N. Maldonado, filed a complaint earlier this week with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U...

GEO Sued for Minimum Wage and Forced Labor Law Violations, and Unjust Enrichment

"Yesterday, Alejandro Menoca, Marcos Brambila, Grisel Xahuentitla, Hugo Hernandez, Lourdes, Argueta, Jesus Gaytan, Olga Alexaklina, Dagaberto Vizguerra, and Demetrio Valerga on their own behalf and others similarly situated filed a complaint informing a federal judge that their guards were breaking...

CCA, GEO Spend Millions Lobbying Congress for Immigration Prison Contracts; Profits Soar

"Contrary to private prison corporation claims that they do not lobby on issues related to immigration policy, between 2008 and 2014, CCA spent $10,560,000 in quarters where they lobbied on issues related to immigrant detention and immigration reform. Of that amount, CCA spent $9,760,000, —...

Banking on Detention: Local Lockup Quotas and the Immigrant Dragnet

"A new report, “ Banking on Detention: Local Lockup Quotas and the Immigrant Dragnet ” released today by Detention Watch Network and the Center for Constitutional Rights explores and exposes the depth of local lockup quotas in immigrant detention across 15 facilities in half of ICE’s...

Groups Slam ICE Selection of GEO Group for Detention Management Contract

AILA Doc. No. 15091830, Sept. 18, 2015 - "Today, Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC), the American Immigration Council, Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), partners in the CARA Family Detention Pro...

CIVIC Files Civil Rights Complaint Alleging Frequent Denial of Visits at Cal. Immigration Jail Since Election

CIVIC, Jan. 18, 2017 - "Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC) has filed a formal complaint with the Office for Civil Rights & Civil Liberties within the Department of Homeland Security on behalf of the people who are currently or were previously detained at the...