New Report via @Grassroots_News and @Just_Strategies on #FamilyDetention
New Report from DWN members, Grassroots Leadership and Justice Strategies
For-Profit Family Detention: Meet the Private Prison Corporations Making Millions by Locking Up Refugee Families
A new report, For-Profit Family Detention: Meet the Private Prison Corporations Making Millions by Locking Up Refugee Families, authored by Grassroots Leadership and Justice Strategies details the long history of abuse and misconduct in facilities owned by private prison companies and the need to end family detention now. Excerpt from the report:
The GEO Group and Corrections Corporation of America have exceptionally troubled histories when operating facilities detaining children, immigrants, and families. The unprecedented move to expand immigrant family detention – largely relying on these same for-profit prison corporations – raises many concerns about ICE’s policies related to asylum-seeking families.