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Company response
7 November 2019

Response from GEO Group to allegations of forced & underpaid labour in detention centres

Author: GEO Group

The federal government sets the performance-based national detention standards which govern the Voluntary Work Program at all ICE Processing Centers... This is not and has never been a program implemented unilaterally by service providers like GEO....

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Story
23 October 2019

USA: Pension fund CalPERS drops for-profit prison companies from its portfolio

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Article
17 July 2019

US govt. contractor Nakamoto Group allegedly overlooked abuse at detention centers; incl. co. statement

Author: Yuki Noguchi, NPR

"'No Meaningful Oversight': ICE Contractor Overlooked Problems At Detention Centers", 17 July 2019...

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Article
12 July 2019
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Author: L'Echo (Belgique)

« BNP Paribas renonce à financer les centres de détention controversés aux USA », 11 juillet 2019...

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Article
11 April 2019
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Author: Equipo Jurídico Pueblos

“La privatización del sistema carcelario colombiano” - 3 de abril de 2019...

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Company non-response
14 January 2019

The GEO Group

Did not respond.

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Story
14 January 2019

USA: Investors file resolutions with companies at risk for human rights violations due to govt. contracts related to immigration

In December 2018, investor members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility launched a corporate campaign focused on a group of six companies across the private prison, e-commerce, banking and defense sectors, deemed at risk for human...

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Article
26 November 2018

USA: CoreCivic & Geo Group face lawsuit over using detainee labour at New Mexico immigration detention facility

Author: Amanda Holpuch, The Guardian

"Private prison companies served with lawsuits over using detainee labor", 25 Nov 2018...

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Story
8 November 2018

USA: California State Teachers’ Retirement System divests from for-profit prison companies GEO Group & Core Civic

In November 2018, the Teachers’ Retirement Board of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System voted to divest from CoreCivic and GEO Group, two U.S. publicly-held companies that operate private prisons. CoreCivic and GEO Group had been accused...

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Report
10 July 2018

Immigration detention: An American business

Author: Corrections Accountability Project

On April 6, 2018, the administration announced a "zero tolerance" immigration policy that requires every undocumented adult immigrant and asylum seeker in the U.S. to be criminally prosecuted under federal law... The "zero tolerance" immigration policy...

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