The President of the United States: Shut down the Stewart detention center in Lumpkin, Georgia
  • Petitioning Andrew Lorenzen-Strait

This petition will be delivered to:

Andrew Lorenzen-Strait
Janet Napolitano
J.D. Thorp
Corrections Corporation of America (CCA)

The President of the United States: Shut down the Stewart detention center in Lumpkin, Georgia

    1. Jennifer Chenoweth
    2. Petition by

      Jennifer Chenoweth

      bonaire, Georgia

The Detention of Migrants is a multi-billion dollar industry. Immigrants are traded like products, for sale to the highest bidder. CCA, the Geo group, and the Management and Training Corporation combined own over 200 facilities in the nation with over 150,000 bed spaces. With a total profit of close to 5 billion dollars per year, private prisons profit like a hotel. The founder of CCA, Thomas Beasley, has said, " you just sell it like you were selling cars, real estate, or hamburgers." Private prisons rely on anti-immigrants laws to bring them fresh inmates. Every night an inmate is in these facilities they make $200 a night. The Stewart Detention center in Lumpkin, Georgia is the largest private prison facility in the nation. These facilities are paid with our federal, state, and/or local money. Since Governor Deal was elected in Georgia he was paid by the CCA to pass a harsh new immigration law so that they in turn profit off of it. Please if you agree -- sign this petition let people know we do not need this facility here!

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    • Charlotte Hester OXFORD, NC
      • 24 days ago

      Unfair treatment of my friends is unexceptable!!!!

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    • Norma Torres WINSTON SALEM, NC
      • 28 days ago

      I'm singing this petition because they shouldn't think like that about the prisoners.

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    • donna waterman WINTERVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA, NC
      • about 1 month ago

      The facility is horrid . Those in custody are treated in sub human conditions

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    • Emily Waterman ELIZABETH CITY, NC
      • about 1 month ago

      This is absolutely wrong.

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    • anthony waterman ST JOHNS, CANADA
      • about 1 month ago

      I was there..

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