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Prison contracts regularly come up for reconsideration

Prison contracts regularly come up for reconsideration

Each year, dozens of private prison contracts come up for re-bid. Help MuckRock’s Private Prison Project by letting us know about the contract debate near you.

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GEO Group sues Washington to keep privately run immigration detention center open

GEO Group sues Washington to keep privately run immigration detention center open

Private prison giant GEO Group appeals to the powers of the federal government and property rights to allow continued operation in Tacoma, Washington.

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Bureau of Prisons looks to privatization amid staffing cuts

Bureau of Prisons looks to privatization amid staffing cuts

The Trump administration’s policies will be benefiting the bank accounts of the country’s largest for-profit prison operators and echo correctional policies that have been controversial since the ’80s.

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After a banner year under Trump, local scrutiny of private prisons is as important as ever

After a banner year under Trump, local scrutiny of private prisons is as important as ever

The administration’s attitude has helped to make the last year one of the most promising for the private prison industry, but local initiatives continue to combat its expansion at home.

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The year in Private Prisons

The year in Private Prisons

Private prisons were still on notice at the start of the year, but they quickly regained their footing. Here are some developments from this year in privatized incarceration.

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