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Private Prisons

2018 Midterms Primary category in which blog post is published

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.

Investments Primary category in which blog post is published

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.

Influence Primary category in which blog post is published

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.

Influence Primary category in which blog post is published

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.

Influence Primary category in which blog post is published

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.