Private Prison Campaign Abolish the private prison system.
No one benefits more directly from illegal immigration than private prison operators. They secure costly government contracts to incarcerate individuals with drug-related offenses and house immigrants in detention centers.
One of these private prison operators is Corrections Corporation of America.
CCA and its lobbyists reap huge profits from our broken immigration and drug sentencing systems
They use their power and money to make sure they stay broken - and profitable ...for them.
They are the leading provider of private prisons for undocumented immigrants.
In 2006, the Bush Administration instituted a new policy which required undocumented immigrants awaiting deportation hearings to be held in detainment centers without bail and often without legal representation. As a result, Immigration and Customs Enforcement nearly doubled the number of detention beds needed at great cost to taxpayers..
Soon after, Wall Street advisors publically recommended buying stock in private prison companies, and CCA’s stock rose by 27%.
In addition, CCA secured passage and actually wrote language for Arizona’s SB1070 legislation passed in April 2010, which makes Latino immigrants an easy target for arrest and deportation, thus securing millions of dollars in profit for CCA.
As you might guess, CCA and Their Corporate Lobbyists Don’t Want to Fix What’s Broken. CCA has more than doubled their expenditures on lobbying to keep immigration policy heavy on enforcement. Over the past ten years, CCA and its employees have made $3.6 million in political contributions to maintain their growing prison industry—by locking more people up for minor offenses.