corrections corporation of america
April 20, 2018 -
A lawsuit filed this week against a Tennessee-based private prison corporation that operates an immigrant detention center in Georgia is the latest in a series of such suits challenging prison companies' practices under human trafficking laws — but a group of Republican lawmakers wants the government to defend the companies.
March 15, 2017 -
In Lumpkin, Georgia, home to the privately-run Stewart Detention Center, lawyers are setting up shop to provide critical legal support to immigrants facing deportation.
March 1, 2017 -
With the Trump administration rolling out plans to round up and deport millions of undocumented immigrants, leading private prison companies — major donors to Trump — are already enjoying a big jump in stock prices.
September 2, 2016 -
The same day a high-profile undocumented student who was recently released on bond from a private detention center in Georgia detailed his experience at a press conference, the Department of Homeland Security announced it would review whether to follow the lead of the Justice Department and cut ties with private prison contractors.
August 19, 2016 -
The decision comes following a government report finding serious safety and security problems in private prisons. But it does not help those being held in privately-run immigrant detention centers under the aegis of the Department of Homeland Security.
November 10, 2015 -
A North Carolina law that bans so-called "sanctuary city" ordinances uses language from a model bill crafted by the American Legislative Exchange Council, a corporate interest advocacy group whose members include private prison companies that stand to profit from immigrant detention.
May 22, 2015 -
Immigrant and refugee rights advocates are making headway in their efforts to end the Obama administration's punitive family detention policy even as detention centers, like the privately-managed and largest center in Dilley, Texas, are set to expand.