I have to wonder just how much stock I should buy? due to the current overzealous climate to curb immigration. I also have to wonder just how much stock president-elect Donald Trumps companies hold in ICE and CCA- “The federal government is in the midst of a private prison expansion spree, driven primarily by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), an agency that locks up roughly 400,000 immigrants each year and spends over $1.9 billion annually on custody operations. ICE now intends to create a new network of massive immigration detention centers, managed largely by private companies, in states including New Jersey, Texas, Florida,
ACCORDING to Banking on Bondage, a 20111102 report written by the ACLU- “The federal government is in the midst of a private prison expansion spree, driven primarily by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), an agency that locks up roughly 400,000 immigrants each year and spends over $1.9 billion annually on custody operations. ICE now intends to create a new network of massive immigration detention centers, managed largely by private companies, in states including New Jersey, Texas, Florida, California and Illinois. According to a news report, in August 2011, ICE’s plans to send 1,250 immigration detainees to Essex County, New Jersey threatened to unravel amid allegations that a private prison company seeking the contract, whose executives enjoyed close ties to Governor Chris Christie, received “special treatment” from the county. The fiscal crisis confronting the federal government, however, has done nothing to dampen Washington’s spending binge on privatized immigration detention. ”
I started learning about for-profit prisons through some casual reading and I am just outraged. at the same time the more I read about for-profit systems in our government the more helpless I feel! Some recent names I heard that I want to check out are the companies CCA and GEO GROUP these are private for-profit companies that own and run prisons. they are operating in 29 states right now and winning contracts from our government from politicians who are profiting from these privatizations.
Alex freedman and Paul Wright are two names of men who I want to check out that are working to expose the great disservice these companies are providing to our country. Chuck Grassley is the name of a congressman also working to right this wrong.
the ACLU IS picking up the fight and has many articles written about this privatization issue. It just makes me super sad when I hear about judges getting kickbacks from private prison companies for convicting more people. and now its really going to hurt when the supreme court makes it so prisoners can’t sue these companies for violating their human rights.
” As the public good suffers from mass incarceration, private prison companies obtain more and more government dollars, and private prison executives at the leading companies rake in enormous compensation packages, in some cases totaling millions of dollars.”(banking on bondage report) ACLU website.
2 According to a news report, private prison employees and corporate officers contributed money to Governor Jan Brewer’s reelection campaign, and high ranking Brewer Administration officials previously worked as private prison lobbyists.
YOU KNOW, I ‘m just a girl. a nobody sitting out here in the 99%. Even I can see how wrong this all is. If our government is full of people with a higher education than me. full of people that have contributed and done more than me in life. How come they cant figure out that this is just plain wrong? how come the people running this country are so devoid of morals and ethics? Is this country really this spiritually Bankrupt? And since Capitalism is King how can I profit from it?