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Private prisons face new challenges as states move to limit ICE operations

Private prisons face new challenges as states move to limit ICE operations

Last Friday, lawmakers made two major moves in challenging the use of privately-owned detention centers and prisons in the United States.

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Bureau of Prisons announces over $1 billion in contracts for Texas private prison

Bureau of Prisons announces over $1 billion in contracts for Texas private prison

The Bureau of Prisons has announced four awards related to its operations at the Reeves County Detention Complex in Texas. In total, the agreements are worth more than $1.3 billion over the life of the contracts, which could remain active for up to ten years.

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The Private Prison Feedback Line: A request for more records about the South Louisiana Correctional Center

The Private Prison Feedback Line: A request for more records about the South Louisiana Correctional Center

In response to our Private Prison Feedback Line, one MuckRock user asked us to take a look at what’s going on with a facility in Basile, Louisiana, and, in response, we’ve filed requests with the town for its previous agreements and payments from private immigration detention giant GEO Group.

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GEO Group has donated over a million dollars to Florida elections since 2016

GEO Group has donated over a million dollars to Florida elections since 2016

Since the 2016 general election, Florida-based for-profit prison operator GEO Group has donated over a million dollars to Political Action Committees and political candidates throughout the State of Florida, support Republican PACs and gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis, as well as a number of elections for representation in both houses of the Florida Congress.

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Idaho and Vermont opt to send more prisoners out of state

Idaho and Vermont opt to send more prisoners out of state

Two of the least populated states in the nation are experiencing enough prison crowding to warrant, by their estimates, the transfer of hundreds of inmates to private prison facilities in other states.

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