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Pressure from Advocacy Group Leads University of California to Partially Divest from Wells Fargo by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis Following demands from the Afrikan Black Coalition (ABC), the University of California has agreed to terminate $475 million worth of contracts with Wells Fargo Bank. According to a press release ...
Profiting Off Mass Incarceration: Detroit Pistons Owner Buys Private Prison Phone Company by Brian Dolinar by Brian Dolinar, Truthout The election of Donald Trump has already given an economic boost to those profiting from mass incarceration. The stock prices of the two biggest private prison builders – CoreCivic (formerly Corrections ...
Article • October 10, 2017 • from PLN October, 2017
Louisiana Corrections Secretary: More Private Prisons Won’t Save Money by Privatizing more prisons will not save Louisiana money now or in the long run, according to the state’s Public Safety and Corrections Secretary, Jimmy LeBlanc. LeBlanc is opposed to House Concurrent Resolution 30, proposed by state Rep. Jack McFarland, which ...
Article • October 10, 2017 • from PLN October, 2017
$60,000 Settlement in GEO Group Employee’s Sexual Harassment Case by The GEO Group -- one of the nation's largest private prison firms, which is frequently the subject of scandal arising from repeated human rights violations at its for-profit facilities – has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought against the company ...
Florida Lawmaker Visits Prisons, Audits Private Prison Contracts by David Reutter by David Reutter In prison after prison across the state, over a period of two years, Florida state Representative David Richardson found that toilet paper, toothbrushes, toothpaste, pillows, sheets, shirts and soap were often withheld from prisoners, especially those in ...
Mississippi Closes Troubled Former Youth Prison by Citing budgetary cuts, the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) finally closed the troubled, privately-operated Walnut Grove Correctional Facility (WGCF) on September 15, 2016. As previously reported in PLN, Walnut Grove had been under a federal consent decree since 2012 over allegations of guards ...
Article • August 30, 2017 • from PLN September, 2017
Private Prison Companies’ Plan to License “Baby Jails” Fails in Texas Legislature by Bob Libal by Bob Libal Legislation developed by private prison corporation GEO Group that would have licensed immigrant family detention centers as “child care facilities” failed in the Texas legislature in May 2017 following widespread opposition by ...
Article • August 22, 2017
Ninth Circuit Reinstates Arizona Prison Guards' Sexual Harassment Lawsuit against Private Prison Operator by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On March 14, 2016, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of appeals vacated a district court ruling which dismissed a class action sexual harassment complaint brought by female Arizona prison guards. The ...
Dead Bodies and Billions in Tax Dollars by David Gambacorta by David Gambacorta, The Philadelphia Inquirer The secret, dangerous world of private prisons Something was wrong with Thomas Bryant. He couldn't eat or sleep. His body was drenched in a cold sweat, and he trembled and shook like a radiator ...
Brief • August 1, 2017
Tellez v. GEO Grp, TX, Memorandum Opinion, 2017 FILED IJNITEI) STATES DISTRICT CO1.JRI FOR TH.E WESTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS AUG 0 1 2017 CLERK, U.S. DISTRICT CLERK WESTERN D!.TRcT OF TEXAS BY RAYMONI) TELLEZ, DEPUTY Plaint 1ff, Case No: 5:iS-ev.-465-RCL V. TUE GEO GROUP INC., Defendant. MEMORANDUM OPINION Plaintiff R)'mond ...
Brief • August 1, 2017
Filed under: GEO Group/Wackenhut
Tellez v. GEO Grp, TX, Order, 2017 Case 5:15-cv-00465-RCL Document 87 Filed 08/01/17 Page 1 of 1 FILED AUG 0 12017 UNiTED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS CLERK. U.S. O$STRICT CLERK WESTERN ISTICT OF TEXAS BYxJ DEPUTY ) RAYMOND TELLEZ, ) ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) ...
Banks Profit from Loans to Private Prison Industry by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), now known as CoreCivic, and GEO Group (GEO), the two largest private prison companies, are major profit-generators for six U.S. banks – Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, BNP Paribas, SunTrust, U.S. ...
Private Prison Firms Spend Billions of Taxpayer Dollars Acquiring Other Companies by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis A fact sheet compiled by In the Public Interest (ITPI), a public policy research organization, indicates that Corrections Corporation of America – CCA, now known as CoreCivic – and the GEO Group, the ...
ACLU - re Private Military and Security Companies, UN Working Group, 2017 Written Statement of the American Civil Liberties Union Before the United Nations Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries as a Means of Violating Human Rights and Impeding the Exercise of the Right of Peoples to Self Determination ...
GEO Group Acquires CEC in $360 Million Deal by In an all-cash transaction that closed on April 6, 2017, private prison firm the GEO Group, Inc. acquired New Jersey-based Community Education Centers (CEC), a for-profit reentry and treatment provider. GEO plans to integrate CEC into its existing business operations. The ...
New Report Examines “Treatment Industrial Complex” by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna As public and legislative pressure builds to reduce the number of prisoners held in state and federal correctional facilities, the private prison industry has changed gears to offer rehabilitative and treatment services – a shift criticized in a ...
Article • June 9, 2017 • from PLN June, 2017
Corporate Cash Helps Fill Indiana Politicians’ Coffers by Leah Carter, James Benedict, Madison Hogan and Paige Ferguson by Leah Carter, James Benedict, Madison Hogan and Paige Ferguson On paper, Indiana has a strict cap on campaign contributions from corporations. But in practice, it’s easy for businesses to turn on the ...
State of Washington v. The Geo Group, WA, Complaint, Wage Theft, 2017 E-FILED IN COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE PIERCE COUNTY, WASHINGTON September 20 2017 9:34 AM KEVIN STOCK COUNTY CLERK 1 NO: 17-2-11422-2 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR PIERCE ...
EEOC v. Geo Group, AZ, Consent Decree, Sexual Harassment, 2017 Case 2:15-cv-01909-SPL Document 81 Filed 08/24/17 Page 1 of 24 1 2 3 4 5 6 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 7 FOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA 8 9 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 10 11 12 Plaintiff, vs. The ...
The Sentencing Project - Fact Sheet Private Prisons in the United States, 2017 FACT SHEET: PRIVATE PRISONS IN THE UNITED STATES Private Prisons in the United States Private prisons in the United States incarcerated 126,272 people in 2015, representing 8% of the total state and federal prison population. Since 2000, ...
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