Sen. Warren seeks info from CoreCivic, GEO Group on federal compliance

Nov. 16, 2018 12:09 PM ETCoreCivic, Inc. (CXW)CXW, GEOBy: Liz Kiesche, SA News Editor12 Comments
  • CoreCivic (CXW -0.5%) turns down and GEO Group (GEO +0.9%) pares earlier gains after Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), along with a group of other Democratic senators, sent letters to the two publicly traded operators of immigration detention centers requesting information about their compliance with federal immigration and detention standards.
  • The letter follows a report from the the Department of Homeland Security Office of the Inspector General about unsafe conditions and mistreatment of immigrants at a number of privately run immigration detention centers, Warren's statement says.
  • In their letters, the senators say that the companies lobbied to promote immigration policies that would boost their profits. The Trump administration reversed Obama-era policy to phase out the federal government's reliance on private prisons, the senators say.
  • Previously: CoreCivic gets new contract to house some Vermont inmates in Mississippi (Sept. 19)

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