There are three main private contractors who own the immigrant detention centers; GEO Group whose parent company is G4S, Corrections Corp of America which has been renamed Corecivic and Management and Training Corporation founded by Robert Marquardt. Corecivic and GEO Group are actually public companies traded on the stock exchange. And while all three are ‘independent’ per se, they receive the majority of their funding from the government. So in essence they aren’t really private at all! We as taxpayers fund them, including the Democrats and Socialists. They are allotted money based on how many beds they fill. Therefore, their incentive is to have prisoners and a steady flow of illegal immigrants. Without them, they die.
Corecivic’s revenue topped $1.7 billion annually and GEO $2.26 billion – .
Remember Thurgood Marshall, the American lawyer who served on the Supreme Court and was an active civil rights activist? His son, Thurgood Marshall Jr., sits on the Board of Corecivic’s, after previously serving as cabinet minister to Bill Clinton, and advisor to Al Gore. He is also on the Board of the Ford Foundation which is heavily involved in The Open Society causes.
Thurgood is also partner at the global law firm, Morgan, Lewis and Bockius with offices acrss the globe including Russia, clients that include Google, Apple, Microsoft, JP Morgan Chase and Amazon, – and Trump. One of their attorneys, Jim Hamilton, was instrumental in vetting running mates for Hillary Clinton, Obama, John Kerry and Al Gore. Jim Hamilton was appointed as a Director of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board – under Bill Clinton, 1995 – 1997.
An interesting ménage… Could this configuration be responsible for leaks as conflicting parties and agendas would seem to cross over?
CoreCivic — which profits from criminalized drug and immigration activity — has lobbied for policies that would fill its beds, rendering Marshall Jr.’s company leadership and recent donations to the CoreCivic PAC neutralizing forces against his father’s historic efforts. There have been numerous allegations of abuse, mismanagement and corruption surrounding the facilities.
Still, Thurgood Jr., has utilized his connections to lobby for more strident laws aimed at filling the beds of the correctional and detention institutions. Specifically harsher drug laws and harsher immigration laws. Follow the Money.
GEO Group owns facilities in Broward County Florida (where the mass school shooting occurred), Aurora Colorado (where the Aurora movie theatre shooting by Holmes occurred), Innumerable facilities in our outspoken Liberal California, Pennsylvania, Australia, and Texas predominantly. They have been the subject of multiple lawsuits including wrongful death, bribery, corruption, deplorable conditions, failure to provide medical care, slavery, and mismanagement.
GEO Group’s predessor company name was Wackenhut Corrections which provided border patrol and security services. Omar Mateen, the Orlando nightclub mass shooter was a security guard at G4S, the parent company of Wackenhut.
Management and Training is the only true ‘private’ contractor and the smallest of the three. They are a family owned and operated business affiliated with Jobs Corp.
Bottom line, these facilities have operated on an agenda of more = better, more illegal immigrants = more money – for decades. That would include Clinton, Bush and Obama. In following the Money, Thurgood Marshall and his law firm have questionable relationships. California, despite it’s Liberal bent seems to be a hothouse for the detention centers.
But the journalism has failed to provide a true picture of this phenomena or delved into its more dark web implications as the foster care, detention care institutions tend to be – a major source for the child sex trafficking. It bears further investigation if they are truly concerned…