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Wed Jan 2, 2019, 06:40 AM

ICE Used Taxpayer Money to Pay Private Prisons $800 Million to Detain Migrants in 2018: Report

It's always all about the $.

https://www.newsweek.com/ice-trump-migrants-800-million-private-prisons-asylum-seekers-1272804?amp=1&fbclid=IwAR2_7fy-0SFKTnxu1kU5cQMqdf2x5D3BeDoA_J67RMQ-9jTTiCp8tJC2akw

ICE Used Taxpayer Money to Pay Private Prisons $800 Million to Detain Migrants in 2018: Report
By Nicole Goodkind On Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 12:20


U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement paid more than $800 million in taxpayer money to 19 private detention centers to hold migrants and asylum seekers this year, a new report has found.

An investigation by The Daily Beast found the 19 private prisons were being paid to house around 18,000 migrants, or about 41 percent of the 44,000 total migrants being held by ICE.

While ICE would not reveal the names of the detention centers they did business with, large private prison groups like CoreCivic and GEO Group have been known to work with the organization. Together, the two prison companies brought in revenue of more than $4 billion in fiscal year 2017. The companies also spend millions each year on campaign contributions and lobbying towards legislation that profits their business.

Private prison companies gave over $1.6 million mostly to GOP candidates during the November midterm elections.

In 2016, the Justice Department announced that the federal Bureau of Prisons could no longer work with private prisons, citing their histories of abuse and troubling inmate safety records. President Donald Trump reversed the order when he came into office.

A recent analysis by the American Immigration Council found that the detention length for migrants is significantly higher in private prisons and that the number of grievances expressed by migrants was 175 percent higher in privately-operated prisons than in ICE-run facilities.

"Ensuring there are sufficient beds available to meet the current demand for detention space is crucial to the success of ICE’s overall mission," ICE spokesperson Danielle Benett told The Daily Beast. "Accordingly, the agency is continually reviewing its detention requirements and exploring options that will afford ICE the operational flexibility needed to house the full range of detainees in the agency’s custody."


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https://www.newsweek.com/ice-trump-migrants-800-million-private-prisons-asylum-seekers-1272804?amp=1&fbclid=IwAR2_7fy-0SFKTnxu1kU5cQMqdf2x5D3BeDoA_J67RMQ-9jTTiCp8tJC2akw

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2019, 06:57 AM

1. And the private prison industry

Gave huge amounts to the campaign of trump's, which they funnel into his pockets. Another scam being run by trump for personal gains, paid by us. Corruption running wild out of this White House now. He shakes them down for campaign funding only to funnel it into his pockets.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2019, 07:04 AM

2. Oh dear

I-1 likes to play to his hate base but the real issue is corporate oligarchy and how the money flows. So - Newsweek reports that during 2018 ICE paid private prisons $800 million to detain immigrants. Also, to ring in the new year full of cheer and goodwill to all good Russian and corporate assets, pharmaceutical companies are raising prices on hundreds of drugs, this in expectation of what will happen when Dems take over Congress. So how much do I hate our current corporate fascist state? Words cannot express ...

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2019, 02:56 PM

3. will Congress act?

This should not be left to executive order. Private prisons should be outlawed.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2019, 03:01 PM

4. Get thee to the greatest page

This is huge

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Wed Jan 2, 2019, 03:02 PM

5. His financial supporters are certainly getting

their moneys worth 100 fold. Immoral assholes 😡

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