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New Campaign Exposes How Corporations are Profiting from Immigrant Detention

May 12, 2011

A new campaign by Brave New Films/Cuentame is now operating with the intent of providing updated information on both anti-immigration policies around the country and to expose the corporations profiting from immigrant detention.

The campaign states, “Immigrants are for sale in this country. Sold to private prison corporations who are locking them up for obscene profits!

Here are the top 3 things YOU need to know about the Private Prison money scheme:

  1. The victims: Private prisons don’t care about who they lock up. At a rate of $200 per immigrant a night at their prisons, this is a money making scheme that destroys families and lives.
  1. The players: CCA (Corrections Corporation of America), The Geo Group and Management and Training corporations—combined these private prisons currently profit more than $5 billion a year.
  1. The money: These private prisons have spent over $20 million lobbying state legislators to make sure they get state anti-immigrant laws approved and ensure access to more immigrant inmates.

The campaign is also enlisting people across the country who will be part of the nationwide network of Prison Watchers that will follow and expose the players, the money and the victims in this corrupt money making racket. You can sign up to be part of this campaign.

Here is the video they created that is part of the campaign.

One Comment leave one →
  1. May 16, 2011 5:10 am

    It’s difficult to assess who wins in this situation because private prisons profit from anti-immigrant legislation. In addition, businesses in the United States profit by under paying illegal immigrants for menial work. Therefore, it is obvious that deporting immigrants will solve nothing. There is also the question that arises in America without immigrants, “Who will do work Americans don’t want to do–custodial and farm labor?” European history shows that in economic recessions nations blame minorities and immigrants. Consequences manifest themselves in global war (WWI and WWI). So, it appears that history repeats itself and it is within voters’ power to change the history–repeat the mistakes of the past or create a new American archetype.

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