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18 January 2005

Woman in detention alleges rape - Contract operator's employee is named [USA]

Author: Leslie Berestein, San Diego Union-Tribune [USA]

A female inmate at a Department of Homeland Security detention facility in Otay Mesa has filed a lawsuit against the company that operates it under contract, alleging that a correctional officer employed by the company raped her twice... She claims in...

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3 March 2008

The Lost Children [USA]

Author: Margaret Talbot, New Yorker

...[The] T. Don Hutto Residential Center...is...[the only] immigrant detention facilit[y] in America that house[s] families...owned and run by a private prison company...Corrections Corporation of America, or C.C.A... When Hutto opened as an...

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6 August 2009

U.S. to Reform Policy on Detention for Immigrants

Author: Nina Bernstein, New York Times

The Obama administration intends to announce an ambitious plan on Thursday to overhaul the much-criticized way the nation detains immigration violators, trying to transform it from a patchwork of jail and prison cells to what its new chief called a ...

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21 August 2009

Hurdles Shown in Detention Reform [USA]

Author: Nina Bernstein, New York Times

In the fall of 2006, a man’s death brought a team of government investigators to the large, privately run immigration jail in Eloy, Ariz...Medical care was so poor, the team later warned federal immigration officials, that “detainee welfare is in...

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13 May 2011

Jailing undocumented immigrants is big business [USA]

Author: EFE

Detentions of undocumented immigrants have become big business for private companies operating prisons in states like Arizona, which is why they promote anti-immigrant laws like SB1070, a group of activists said. [refers to Corrections Corporation of...

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19 October 2011

[PDF] Doe, et al. v. Neveleff, et al. - Complaint

Author: Lisa Graybill, counsel for the plaintiffs

[Full text of complaint filed by immigrants detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility operated by Corrections Corporation of America.]

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21 October 2011

Immigrant Detainees Report Nearly 200 Instances Of Sexual Abuse [USA]

Author: Elise Foley, Huffington Post [USA]

The ACLU of Texas lawsuit was filed on behalf of three women...who say they were assaulted by detention guards and officers...In each case, the victims say they were abused on the way to the airport after posting bond to be released from detention...

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1 March 2012

Righting the record on prison rape [USA]

Author: Sadhbh Walshe, Guardian [UK]

Alex Friedmann[’s]…recent proposal that the CCA's [Corrections Corporation of America]…provide…reports to their stockholders about the company's efforts to reduce incidents of rape and sexual abuse in their facilities was greeted with outright horror...

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19 June 2013

Idaho dumps prison contractor [USA]

Author: Rebecca Boone, Associated Press

Idaho prison leaders are looking for a new company to run the state's largest prison after Corrections Corporation of America admitted to understaffing and overbilling for...operating the Idaho Correctional Center...The...Center has a been rife with...

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31 March 2015

USA: Mercy Investment Services challenges prison companies on their human rights standards

Author: Octavia Blanco, CNN Money (USA)

“The activist nun reforming profit-prisons,” 28 Mar 2015...

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