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  • Private Prison Companies Foresee Increased Profits as Ruling Limits Immigrant Detentions

    By Candice Bernd, Truthout | Report

    Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and GEO Group, which have profited heavily from contracts with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to lock up undocumented immigrants - including mothers and children seeking asylum from Central American countries - are predicting more such contracts at the state and federal level in 2015. (Photo: SEIU)Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and GEO Group, which have profited heavily from contracts with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to lock up undocumented immigrants - including mothers and children seeking asylum from Central American countries - are predicting more such contracts at the state and federal level in 2015. (Photo: SEIU)

    Advocates fighting for-profit detention of immigrant families warn that a recent federal court injunction halting detention of asylum seekers to deter other potential migrants won't slow the expansion of private family detention camps as private prison companies bet on increased profits in the coming year.

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