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ICE transfers women out of detention center that became infamous over allegations of forced sterilization

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, file photo, Dawn Wooten, left, a nurse at Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia, speaks at a news conference in Atlanta protesting conditions at the immigration jail. The Trump administration is deporting several women who have alleged they were abused or mistreated by a Georgia gynecologist at an immigration detention center, according to lawyers representing the women. AP Photo/Jeff Amy ICE has transferred out the last women at Irwin Cou...
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ICE said to transfer women out of detention center that became infamous over allegations of forced sterilization

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, file photo, Dawn Wooten, left, a nurse at Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia, speaks at a news conference in Atlanta protesting conditions at the immigration jail. The Trump administration is deporting several women who have alleged they were abused or mistreated by a Georgia gynecologist at an immigration detention center, according to lawyers representing the women. AP Photo/Jeff Amy ICE has transferred out the last women at Irwin Cou...
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U.S. Private Prison GEO Suspends Dividends as Sector Faces Pressure on Finances

(Reuters) - U.S. private prison company GEO Group said on Wednesday it would suspend quarterly dividend payment to repay debt and fund growth as it...
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ICE has no plan to vaccinate 13,860 immigrants in its custody against COVID-19. Here's how one of the US's most at-risk groups is falling through the cracks.

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement; Samantha Lee/Insider Experts say incarcerated people should be among the first to receive the COVID vaccine. But ICE has no plan to vaccinate detainees, an Insider investigation has found. Experts raised concerns that thousands of detained immigrants were falling through the cracks. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. When US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested Giovannie Morrison in October, the pandemic was burning through hi...
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Biden orders Justice Department to end use of private prisons

By Aamer Madhani | Associated Press President Joe Biden on Tuesday ordered the Department of Justice to end its reliance on private prisons and acknowledge the central role government has played in implementing discriminatory housing policies. In remarks before signing the orders, Biden said the U.S. government needs to change “its whole approach” on the issue of racial equity. He added that the nation is less prosperous and secure because of the scourge of systemic racism. “We must change now,”...
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Prez Biden signs Executive Order "to Eliminate the Use of Privately Operated Criminal Detention Facilities" in the federal prison system

I had heard reports that today was going to be a day for Prez Biden to sign a number of executive orders related to criminal justice, but it seems as though only one such order was actually signed today during an event that was focused more broadly on racial equity.  Still, as reported in this AP piece, the one criminal justice executive order signed today is still notable: President Joe Biden on Tuesday ordered the Department of Justice to end its reliance on private prisons and acknowledge th...
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Judge denounces conduct at for-profit ICE detention facility, accuses official of lying to cover up 'deliberate indifference' to the lives of immigrants during pandemic

Demonstrators protest outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) headquarters to demand the release of immigrants families in detention centers at risk during the coronavirus pandemic, in Washington, DC, on July 17, 2020. OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images US Judge Vince Chhabria on Thursday accused an ICE official of lying to cover up the "deliberate indifference" to the lives of immigrants at a privately-run detention center. Over the summer, over half of those detained at ...
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Federal judge accuses Trump administration lawyers of 'straight up dishonesty' in case over COVID-19 outbreak among detained immigrants

Over 20% of immigrants detained at the Adelanto ICE Processing Center in Adelanto, California, have contracted COVID-19. Richard Vogel/AP Photo A federal judge on Thursday said he was concerned that Trump administration lawyers had been "dishonest or, at best, disingenuous" in a case involving a COVID-19 outbreak at an ICE detention center. US Judge Terry Hatter said he had "been concerned for some time with the lack of candor exhibited by the government," noting it had failed to comply wi...
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Immigration Detention Center in Adelanto on track to expand

The Adelanto ICE Processing Center in San Bernardino County, the largest immigrant detention facility in the country, is set to expand. The Adelanto City Council deadlocked twice early Thursday on votes to approve or kill a plan by the privately-held GEO Group to annex a building that would add 750 beds to a detention facility that currently can hold 1,940 people. City attorney Lloyd Pilchen said the lack of resolution by the council means an earlier ruling by Adelanto’s planning commission will...
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Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C. Reminds Investors That Class Action Lawsuits Have Been Filed Against GEO Group, Wirecard, J2 Global, and Verrica Pharmaceuticals and Encourages Investors to Contact the Firm

NEW YORK, July 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C., a nationally recognized shareholder rights law firm, reminds investors that class actions have been commenced on behalf of stockholders of The GEO Group, Inc. (NYSE: GEO), Wirecard AG (Other OTC: WCAGY, WRCDF), J2 Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: JCOM), and Verrica Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRCA).  Stockholders have until the deadlines below to petition the court to serve as lead plaintiff. Additional information about each case ...
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Netflix Sued by Private Prison Operator Over ‘Messiah’ Depiction

The GEO Group, which operates private prisons and detention centers, filed a lawsuit on Wednesday alleging that it had been defamed in two episodes of the Netflix series “Messiah.” The series depicts a mysterious figure who gains a following by performing miracles in the desert. In the third and fourth episodes, the character is detained […]
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The GEO Group Inc (GEO) Q1 2020 Earnings Call Transcript

Good morning everyone and thank you for joining us for today's discussion of the GEO Group's First Quarter 2020 Earnings Results. With us today are George Zoley Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Brian Evans Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; Ann Schlarb Senior Vice President and President of GEO Care; and David Donahue Senior Vice President of GEO Secure Services.
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Coronavirus lawsuit: Conditions for immigrant detainees in Adelanto ‘ideal’ for disease

Conditions in the Adelanto ICE Processing Center in San Bernardino County – including inadequate sanitation and beds placed too close together – provide an “ideal incubation” opportunity for coronavirus, according to a federal lawsuit filed Monday by six immigrant detainees currently being held in the center. The immigrants, detained because of their immigration status, all suffer from underlying medical conditions, including HIV infection, congestive heart failure, asthma and diabetes. Those he...
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A Town of Immigrant Farm Workers Says No to ICE Detention Centers

McFARLAND, Calif. -- As an immigrant in the country illegally, Maribel Ramirez does not officially have a say in the affairs of the small agricultural town in California's Central Valley that she has called home for 20 years.But late into the night Tuesday, she stood with hundreds of field workers and other residents outside McFarland's City Council chambers, a bullhorn in her hand. "No ICE! No GEO! We're farmworkers, not delinquents," they chanted in Spanish, led by Ramirez, 42.At i...
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Who Makes Money When a Bunch of Conspiracy Theorists Throw a Party at Trump’s Hotel?

This story first appeared at ProPublica and WNYC.  ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. This month, about a thousand supporters of President Donald Trump gathered at his resort in Florida to discuss a variety of unsupported theories. There were panels on the “Russia Hoax” and “Voter Fraud in the USA.” One speaker endorsed the theory that former President Barack Obama had planned t...
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Private prison firms form advocacy group to rebut scrutiny

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Top private prison companies have formed an advocacy group to rebut a growing backlash from Democratic presidential candidates and other industry critics. The Day 1 Alliance announced its formation Friday. Tennessee-based CoreCivic will provide the group’s initial funding. Florida-based The GEO Group and Utah-based Management & Training Corporation will join in […]
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California’s private prison ban isn’t a ban at all

Someone should have noticed that none of the major private prison companies opposed California’s Assembly Bill 32, the bill that aimed to ban private prisons. That’s because California’s ban on private prisons isn’t a ban even though legislators and advocates advertise AB32 that way. Calling it a ban that signals a bigger victory than it is and takes our eyes off the future threats of privatization. The law bans private detention facilities, but has specific carve-outs that will allow private pr...
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ADL, Antifa and Koch: Make Up the Toxic Anti-Trump League

Opinion Anti-Defamation League's Wacky Book of Hate Symbols USA – -( The Anti-Defamation League is a joke. Once a respected civil rights organization dedicated to fighting extremism and hate against Jews, the ADL lies in bed with violent Antifa extremists and perpetuates hate against political opponents. The “progressive” group is now a brazenly partisan character assassination outfit headed by Jonathan Greenblatt, a Clinton/Obama operative and former George Soros-funded oper...
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Uncertainty plagues families who worry immigrant detainees in So Cal will be sent out of state

More than two weeks after Orange County and Adelanto officials said they were getting out of the immigrant detention business, the fate of some 2,500 people still held in prison-like facilities remains unclear. Though federal immigration officials declined comment Friday, they indicated last month that detainees in Orange County and Adelanto could be sent out of California. Because such relocation could affect thousands of families in the region – separating immigrant parents and spouses from th...
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Immigrant detentions in Adelanto might end, continue or expand

The city of Adelanto moved this week to sever ties with a controversial immigration detention center that bears the city’s name, but it’s unclear if that means the privately-run facility, which typically holds nearly 2,000 undocumented immigrants, will be shut down or expanded. Federal immigration officials said Friday that in the wake of the city’s decision, which is expected to take effect in 90 days, they are exploring a range of options, from continuing to use the Adelanto ICE Processing Cen...
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Adelanto to end immigrant detention contract with ICE, GEO Group

Officials in Adelanto, home to California’s largest immigrant detention center, have decided to end the city’s contract with the facility, making it the second Southern California community this week to pull out of the immigrant detention business. Adelanto plans to terminate its agreement with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) and The GEO Group, Inc, a private company that owns and runs the Adelanto ICE Processing Center, City Manager Jessie Flores wrote in a letter to a...
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First Step Act gives more support to programs that work for California inmates

When California prisons came under healthcare receivership in 2005, the process of enhancing the community reentry programs for our state’s prison population began. California’s investment in in-custody and community programming such as the Custody to Community Transitional Reentry Program (CCTRP)  and the Male Community Reentry Program (MCRP) has paid off in reduced recidivism rates and a declining prison population in accordance with some of the receiver’s requirements. Offering former inmates...
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Detaining immigrants is big business

Here's who is getting rich off Trump's immigrant detention camps. A new Daily Beast investigation reveals new details about just how lucrative the business of detaining immigrant asylum-seekers in the United States has become. “In 2018 alone, for-profit immigration detention was a nearly $1 billion industry underwritten by taxpayers and beset by problems that include suicide, minimal oversight, and what immigration advocates say uncomfortably resembles slave labor,” write the Beast's Spence...
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ACLU suit says authorities make it hard for migrant detainees to call attorneys

One immigrant has been detained for over three years, first at a facility in Adelanto and now at another in Orange County, with little access to a phone to call an attorney and human rights activists. Another earns $1 a day, not enough to pay for such calls. A third can’t connect with an attorney because each time he calls one he gets a recorded greeting, and the detention center’s phone system requires that a live person answer and accept the call or it disconnects. Migrant detainees facing dep...
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Canada pension fund investment into US detention firm larger than reported

CPPIB holds $6.1m in investments in Geo Group, a firm that runs US detention facilities under Trump’s immigration crackdownA controversial investment by one of Canada’s biggest pension funds in a company which operates private prisons in the United States is larger than initially thought, recent securities filings have revealed. Related: 'Deeply concerning': Canada pension fund invests in US immigration detention firms Continue reading...
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Michelle Alexander frets about "The Newest Jim Crow"

Michelle Alexander has this notable new New York Times opinion piece headlined ""The Newest Jim Crow: Recent criminal justice reforms contain the seeds of a frightening system of 'e-carceration'." I recommend the piece in full, and here are excerpts: Since 2010, when I published “The New Jim Crow” — which argued that a system of legal discrimination and segregation had been born again in this country because of the war on drugs and mass incarceration — there have been significant changes to dru...
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The Bakersfield Dome is being demolished

We're streaming the destruction of the Dome in Central Bakersfield. They're expected to bring the whole thing down today. We're not sure when it's going to happen, so we're just going to enjoy this view until it does happen.   The Dome's owner, Chencho Madera, confirmed with 23ABC that the Dome will be sold to the Geo Group. Madera says the Geo Group will tear down the Dome then work to expand the Mesa Verde ICE processing center.The Bakersfield Historic Preservation Co...
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Canada Pension Plan is long on US private prisons and immigrant detention centers

Robbo sez, "As a Canadian in my later years I benefit from my monthly Canada Pension Plan payments. As a Canadian and a human being I am disgusted that CPP holds stock in Geo Group and CoreCivic, companies who operate for-profit prisons and immigrant detention centres. As MP Charlie Angus (NDP) sez: 'Quite frankly, if they’re going to be investing in private prisons, weapons manufacturers and tobacco companies, why aren’t they investing in narco gangs?' They better clean this shit up - and fast...
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Canada pension fund invests in US immigration detention firms

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board holds $5.9m of stock in two companies profiting from Trump’s ‘zero-tolerance’ Mexico border policyThis story is co-published with the Documented news website and newsletterCanadian politicians have expressed alarm that one of Canada’s biggest pension investment funds has increased holdings in two US private companies that run American prisons and incarcerate the majority of detained immigrants.The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), which manage...
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DHS OIG: Nooses Found In Most Cells Inspected At CA Immigration Detention Center

ADELANTO, Calif. (AP) — Federal inspectors say they found nooses made from bedsheets hanging in more than a dozen cells at a Southern California immigration detention facility. The Los Angeles Times reports Tuesday that the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General issued a scathing report after visiting the privately-run detention facility in the city of Adelanto in May. The report says inspectors found nooses in 15 of 20 cells and guards said removing the sheets wasn’t a ...
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