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getthefacts Donating Member (190 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-09-09 01:55 PM
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Immigration detention center to open, hiring 150
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Corrections Corporation of America will hire more than 150 people in the coming months to staff the North Georgia Detention Center in Gainesville. The facility will be used to house some 500 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees.



Read more: http://www.ajc.com/services/content/metro/gwinnett/stor...



Nice to see some industries are generating employment. Maybe that is why we haven't passed immigration reform yet. Who would want to destroy a whole new prison population market?
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wackywaggin Donating Member (243 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-09-09 02:22 PM
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1. Generating employment is a good thing!!

Open centers across the country and hire thousands of Americans with good paying jobs and instead of using tax dollars to house the inmates maker them pay for their facility stay.
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getthefacts Donating Member (190 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-09-09 02:33 PM
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I guess.
Tons of people are loosing their home. We could probably market a new type of public housing...
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getthefacts Donating Member (190 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-09-09 02:33 PM
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2. Dupe
Edited on Mon Mar-09-09 02:33 PM by getthefacts
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-09-09 02:48 PM
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3. Why do the words "concentration camps" come to mind?
First prisons should be run by governments not private companies. Thom Hartmann mentioned this morning that Dick Cheney is a major stockholder of one of these private prison corporations. He didn't mention the name but I believe that there were prison guards in Abu Ghraib among the contractors who came from private prison corporations. This can't be good.
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-09-09 03:17 PM
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4. Found some information on this company and Dick Cheney.
http://lawblog.legalmatch.com/2008/12/09/dick-cheney-cr... /

http://dic.academic.ru/dic.nsf/enwiki/1297526

According to the Center for Responsive Politics, in 2005, the company paid close to $3.4 million dollars to five different firms to lobby the federal government. The companys chairman, William Andrews, and its CEO, John Ferguson, have been generous donors to Republican senatorial and Presidential candidates. Philip Perry, who is the son-in-law of Dick Cheney, and who served as general counsel for the Department of Homeland Security between 2005 and 2007, lobbied for C.C.A. while he was at the law firm of Latham & Watkins. He also had oversight of government discretionary payments to C.C.A. while serving as general counsel at the Office of Management and Budget.
So apparently, Dick Cheney has an interest in prisons according to my first link. I'll bet he's a major stock holder in this company.

http://www.nydailynews.com/latino/2008/12/28/2008-12-28...

Here's a good article on the cruelty of the system.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-09-09 03:38 PM
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5. I wonder how many of those 150 will be 'undocumented immigrants'?
:dunce:
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-09-09 04:03 PM
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6. Good point!
:rofl:
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primavera Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-10-09 12:19 AM
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7. What's sad is that this is actually a step up from where we are now
Right now, undocumented aliens and asylum seekers are detained in general population at county and state correctional facilities. Talk about a lovely reception to the US for someone fleeing repression in their country of origins, coming to the US to be tossed in with rapists and murderers where they get beaten and abused, for no crime other than having presented themselves at our borders and requested asylum. So, in a perverse way, setting up concentration camps for people the government feels it must detain at least takes them out of the sadistic environs of correctional facilities.
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