According to CoreCivic, (formerly Corrections Corporation of America), CEO Damon Hininger, Obergropenfurher Drumpf’s (i.e El Trumpe) inspired round up is good for business, at least private prison business. In an earnings call, Hininger discussed the potential impact on the detention business if U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement activity increases. “When coupled with the above average rate of crossings along the Southwest border, these executive orders appear likely to significantly increase the need for safe, humane and appropriate detention bed capacity,” and that “more detention capacity could be needed after two Trump executive orders last month” Hininger said according to of the A.P. Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Thomas Homan said recently that the government is looking for more jail beds.
Previously, “The Tennessean” reported (11/9/16) that Trump’s election would be a rally for CoreCivic. According to the article, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had said that she would end federal contracts with private prisons and immigration detention centers. In the first presidential debate, she commended the Justice Department for phasing them out and said states should end their use as well. “You shouldn’t have a profit motivation to fill prison cells with young Americans,” she said during the debate.
In its rebuke of private prison operators, the Justice Department had said these companies do not offer significant cost savings and fail to provide the same level of resources and safety as federally run facilities. A report from the Office of the Inspector General found that privately run prisons had more safety and security incidents per capita than those run by the Bureau of Prisons. CoreCivic prisons had the highest rates of fights and inmate-on-inmate assaults.
“Safe, humane and appropriate,” yeah, right.
Links to read more below. (Bauer’s article is excellent):
For Profit Immigration Detention
Security for profit
4 Months in a Private Prison – Bauer