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Shackled South African Prisoner Beaten by GEO Guards Wins Lawsuit by Derek Gilna In May 2016, private prison firm The GEO Group, which operates the maximum-security Louis Kutama Sinthumule Correctional Centre in Louis Trichard, South Africa, lost a lawsuit that alleged the company’s guards beat a prisoner while he was ...
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“This Man Will Almost Certainly Die” by Dozens of men have died in disturbing circumstances in privatized, immigrant-only prisons. The Bureau of Prisons itself says there’s a problem. And yet the privatization scheme continues. by Seth Freed Wessler, The Nation Where Claudio Fagardo-Saucedo grew up, on the colonial streets of ...
Private Jail Contractor’s Insurance Excludes Coverage of Detainee’s Death by The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals held that an insurance company is not required to defend or indemnify a private prison contractor in the death of a pretrial detainee at a Texas jail. Mario Garcia was confined at the Brooks ...
Former Warden, Sheriff, Justice of the Peace Charged in Texas Corruption Scandal by Matthew Clarke Elberto Esquiel Bravo, 55, the former warden at the East Hidalgo County Detention Center, was arrested in January 2015 and charged with acting as an accessory after the fact in a conspiracy to bribe Hidalgo ...
From the Editor by Paul Wright The 2016 elections are only a few weeks old and many people seem surprised that Donald Trump was elected president. What this means for prisoners at this point is a bit early to say, more so when juxtaposed against what might have happened had ...
Report: CCA, GEO Group Make Millions Off Criminalizing Immigrants by Despite the compassionate tone on immigration during the presidential campaign, the federal government continues to prosecute and incarcerate undocumented immigrants not for violent or property offenses_ but simply for entering the United States. A September 2012 report from Austin, Texas-based ...
Mold-infested Prisons Sicken Guards and Prisoners by by Spencer Woodman, The Intercept During much of her three years awaiting trial in New York’s Rikers Island jail, Candie Hailey was locked in a solitary confinement cell ventilated by a mold-covered air duct. The purpose of the vent was, of course, to ...
Hunger Strikes by Immigrant Detainees Expose Abuses by ICE, Private Detention Centers by Joe Watson A series of hunger strikes over the past two years by detainees at federal immigration detention facilities from Washington state to Pennsylvania have called for an end to the incarceration and deportation of undocumented immigrants, ...
U.S. Department of Justice Finds Fault with Privatized Federal Prisons by Christopher Zoukis Privately-operated federal prisons, also known as contract prisons, have more violence, use-of-force incidents and contraband seizures than facilities run by the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), among other findings in an August 2016 report by the U.S. ...
Corporations, Colleges and Cities Dump Private Prison Stock by Joe Watson Opponents of mass incarceration have notched several small but significant victories by successfully pressuring backers of the private prison industry to divest almost $60 million from Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and the GEO Group, the two largest private ...
Article • October 3, 2016 • from PLN October, 2016
Class-action Suit Filed Against GEO Group for Violation of Job Applicants’ Rights by GEO Group and Accurate Background, Inc. have been sued in federal court in New York for violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) when conducting criminal background checks on GEO job applicants. The suit, filed on October ...
GEO Group Still Invests in Florida Politics by Prison Legal News has long reported on the financial partnership between for-profit prison firm GEO Group and Florida politicians – a “legacy of corruption,” as detailed in PLN’s March 2011 cover story. GEO’s Political Action Committee (PAC) in Florida, where the company ...
From the Editor by Paul Wright PLN has opposed the private prison industry since we began publishing in 1990; back then the industry was in its infancy, having started in 1983 in its modern incarnation. Besides the political and moral implications of farming out correctional functions to for-profit corporations, there ...
GEO Group Fined More Than $100,000 (by OSHA) by Prison profiteer GEO Group was cited by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) in a June 2012 report with six safety and health violations—totaling $104,000 in fines—at the East Mississippi Correctional Facility, which the company formerly managed. OSHA said that, ...
Article • September 9, 2016
Report Finds Systemic Waste, Unproven Programming in New Mexico's Prisons 825 words by A New Mexico legislative committee is perplexed by the state's $2-million giveaway to GEO Group, since the Florida-based private-prison company has cut staff at one prison but continues to charge New Mexico's Corrections Department (NMCD) as if ...
GEO Texas Immigration Facility Hit for Substandard Health Care and Understaffing by Derek Gilna GEO, the world's largest private prison company, has been cited by the United states Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Inspector General (OIG) for overcharging the Bureau of Prisons for contract services, abusing prisoners with inadequate ...
Women and Children First ... to be Held in Detention by Joe Watson In the summer of 2014, a surge of tens of thousands of immigrant refugees from Central America brought unprecedented attention to the incarceration of families and unaccompanied children in so-called residential centers – many run by for-profit ...
Private Prison Firms: Family Detention, Federal Contracts and For-profit Reentry Services by Bob Libal by Bob Libal, Holly Kirby and Cristina Parker In July 2016, executives from private prison companies Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and the GEO Group (GEO) held investor calls to report on second quarter earnings and ...
Department of Justice Announces Plan to Phase Out For-profit Prisons by On August 18, 2016, the Deputy Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced, via a memo to the acting director of the federal Bureau of Prisons, that the DOJ plans to phase out contracts with private, ...
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