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Because they know the corporate media will never call bullshit on their bullshit.

Why are the billionaires laughing?

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DOJ to End Use of Private Prisons: CCR Says DHS and ICE Must Do the Same

NEW YORK -

In response to the news that the Department of Justice will cease to use private prisons, the Center for Constitutional Rights issued the following statement:

CCR welcomes the DOJ’s announcement that it will end the BOP’s use of private prisons over the next five years. The Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement – whose civil immigration detention facilities form a far larger component of private prison contractors’ portfolios – must immediately follow the DOJ’s example. Locking up immigrants, including families and children fleeing extreme violence in Central America, should not be a source of profit for huge corporations, particularly given private contractors’ terrible record providing inadequate medical and mental health care to dying immigrants.

These corporations continue to fight our clients at Detention Watch Network to keep the financial terms of their contracts with the government secret – they know that public awareness of how their profiteering works may undermine their enormous influence over detention policy, which has given them control over 62 percent of immigration detention beds. It’s time to end the role of CCA, GEO, and other prison profiteers in our inhumane immigration system.

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The Center for Constitutional Rights is dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. CCR is committed to the creative use of law as a positive force for social change.

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