New PR Group Formed to Push Private Prison Industry Talking Points
Facing a backlash from profiting off the family separation and detention crisis, GEO Group and other top prison companies have formed a new group to promote their talking points and burnish their image.
Shadow Lobbyist Crowley to Raise Money for Kennedy’s Race Against Green New Deal Chief SponsorBy Donald Shaw Revolving Door Primary category in which blog post is published
Congressional Black Caucus Institute Takes CoreCivic Cash, Boosts Policies That Help Private PrisonsBy Alex Kotch Private Prisons Primary category in which blog post is published
ICE Contracts Are Booming. See Which Vendors Are in Your State.By Alex Kotch Immigration Primary category in which blog post is published
These Nonprofits and Businesses Are Making Millions From Detaining Immigrant ChildrenBy Alex Kotch Immigration Primary category in which blog post is published
Who Is Making Money From CBP in Your State?By Alex Kotch Immigration Primary category in which blog post is published
Conservative Democrat Continues to Take Koch Cash
Rep. Henry Cuellar of oil-rich Texas got another campaign donation from the PAC of GOP megadonor Charles Koch’s fossil fuel conglomerate, Koch Industries.
Members of New Border Security Committee Took Money from Private Prison PACs
More than half of the members of the House-Senate conference committee that will work on a deal to fund ICE have received campaign donations from GEO Group and CoreCivic.
Private Prison Companies Spend Big to Boost Republican Brian Kemp in Georgia Governor’s Race
Georgia is home to four private prisons, and, unlike Kemp, Democratic candidate Stacy Abrams wants to get rid of them.
Florida Rep Sells Stock in Private Prison Company After Report Reveals Investments
Days after this reporter revealed that Florida U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel owned stock in private prison giant CoreCivic, the lawmaker sold her shares.
ICE Foundation Directors Run Companies with ICE Contracts
Five out of the 10 directors and officers of a charitable foundation supporting Immigration and Customs Enforcement are affiliated with companies that have received funding from ICE or the foundation itself.
Thurgood Marshall Jr. Is Giving Thousands to a Private Prison PAC
Marshall, Jr., has been on the board on the second largest private prison company in the United States since 2002. In just 2016, he received $221,000 in compensation for working on the board.
Who Is Making Money from ICE in Your State?
Hundreds of for-profit and nonprofit corporations have pulled in billions of dollars worth of ICE contracts in recent years. See where these ICE operations take place and where the corporations are headquartered.