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Private Prison Stocks Are Soaring Amid the Trump Administration’s Immigration Crisis

Lori Saldaña
United States

Jun 20, 2018 — Under the Trump Administration's policy of separating children from their parents- including infants and toddlers- the prison-industrial complex is very profitable: "The stocks of two of the world’s biggest private prison companies are outperforming the market amid the current immigration crisis.

"Despite a small dip in the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 0.14 percent on Wednesday, the GEO Group and CoreCivic both saw their stocks increase 1.79 percent and 3.18 percent, respectively. Both corporations work alongside Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to operate detention centers holding immigrants."

And it turns out CA Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher has benefited from their success: she has been taking their money for years.

And so has her husband, Nathan Fletcher, a candidate for San Diego County Supervisor 2018.

Who else do these private prisons support?
"Both the GEO Group and CoreCivic supported Trump’s presidency. The companies donated $250,000 to Trump’s Inaugural Committee, with GEO having donated $225,000 to a Trump Super PAC during the 2016 election."

It's time for Democrats to refuse to profit from the private prison industry.

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