Tag Archives: Private Prisons

‘They Put Us in Here to Let Us Die’: ICE Prison Sees Outbreak of Coronavirus—and Guard Violence

Over two-thirds of migrants locked up at a private ICE facility tested positive for COVID-19. “You don’t treat humans like this. You don’t treat dogs like this,” one detainee said. ...

Prison CEOs Say They Had No Clue Guards Pepper-Sprayed Hundreds of Immigration Detainees

There have been more than a dozen pepper-spraying incidents since the start of the pandemic. ...

L.A. blocks private detention centers, including facilities for immigrant youth

“You’ve seen this government come after the state of California, over and over again,” Martinez said. ...

Md. lawmaker aims to ban private immigration detention centers in the state

“I just feel those people way out there who have nothing to do with Sudlersville shouldn’t tell me what to do,” she said. “Sudlersville is in deep, deep debt. They shouldn’t tell us how to live.” ...

9 arrested at protest of immigration detention company

Police have arrested nine demonstrators who used cement and tar to glue themselves to the entrances of a private prison company headquarters in Florida to protest the treatment of immigrants. ...

California to shut down private prisons and immigrant detention centers

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill Friday that will end the use of private prisons and privately-run immigration detention facilities.Under the new law, California will phase out the use of these for-profit, priv ...

Judge plans to dismiss case on wages of immigrant detainees

A U.S. judge who previously ruled that Washington state could pursue its claim that immigration detainees must be paid minimum wage for work at a privately run, for-profit immigration jail said Tuesday he intends to reve ...

Illinois village approves immigration detention center plan

A Virginia-based company is one step closer to building a private immigration detention center near Chicago after trustees of a small village approved the plan despite pushback from activists. ...

A Private Prison Company Says Georgia’s Investigation Into a Detainee’s Death Must Stay Secret

A private prison company worked to block the release of potentially embarrassing information about a suicide at one of its immigration detention centers this summer, according to emails obtained from the Georgia Bureau o ...

Today It Locks Up Immigrants. But CoreCivic’s Roots Lie in the Brutal Past of America’s Prisons.

In 2015, I spent four months working undercover as a guard at a medium-security Louisiana prison run by the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) with the aim of reporting on the conditions inside a private prison for ...

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