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18 September 2018

Corporate Legal Accountability Quarterly Bulletin: Parent company liability for extraterritorial abuse

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Story
20 August 2018

UK: Birmingham prison taken over from G4S by Govt. following reports of "appalling" squalor & violence; co. welcomes move

On 20 August 2018, the UK Government announced it would be taking over Birmingham Prison from the private firm G4S, after an inspection uncovered “appalling” conditions, squalor and violence. The Ministry of Justice has assumed control of the...

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Company response
3 July 2018

CoreCivic response re allegation that it is profiting from the detention of immigrant and asylum-seeking families and separation of families

Author: CoreCivic

There is a considerable amount of misinformation around these issues. See the attached fact sheet that addresses our company's limited role in immigration, for your organization's benefit and that of your readers.

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Company response
3 July 2018

GEO Group re allegation that it is profiting from the detention of immigrant and asylum-seeking families and separation of families

Author: GEO Group

While there has been some inaccurate speculation regarding our company’s involvement in immigration and border enforcement policies and the separation of families, GEO in fact has no involvement, and has never had any involvement, in any way with the...

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Article
2 July 2018

Commentary: Private prisons have most to gain from US immigration policy

Author: Alexandra F. Levy, The Washington Post (USA)

"Who has most to gain from Trump’s immigration policies? Private prisons.", 29 June 2018...

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Article
15 June 2018

Fact Sheet: Human Trafficking & Forced Labor in For-Profit Detention Facilities

Author: Alexandra F. Levy, The Human Trafficking Legal Center

"Fact Sheet: Human Trafficking & Forced Labor in For-Profit Detention Facilities. Strategic Litigation in U.S. Federal Courts", 2018...

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Article
5 June 2018

Commentary: "Voluntary Work Programs" at US immigrant detention centres run by private prison cos. amount to forced labour

Author: Victoria Law, In These Times (USA)

"Investigation: Corporations Are Profiting From Immigrant Detainees’ Labor. Some Say It’s Slavery.", 29 May 2018...

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Story
20 April 2018

USA: Private prison co. CoreCivic to face lawsuits alleging use of forced labour of immigrants at detention centre

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Story
20 March 2018

Australia: Concerns raised about potential health hazards of mould outbreak at offshore immigration detention centre operated by Broadspectrum on Nauru

Media reports (see below) cite the occurrence of potential health risks to refugees, asylum seekers and staff caused by a mould problem at the offshore immigration detention centre operated by Broadspectrum (formerly Transfield Services) on Nauru....

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Article
19 March 2018

USA: Congressmen express support to private prison co. GEO Group in lawsuit over alleged use of forced labour

Author: Betsy Woodruff, The Daily Beast (USA)

"Republicans Say Forced Labor Is Good for Detained Immigrants in Letter Defending Private Prison", 15 March 2018...

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