What does the ran prison working group do?
The group will exchange ideas, best practices, contacts and insights to formulate recommendations for policy making. Following RAN activities and Working Group meetings, an ex-post paper highlights lessons learned, insights and follow-up initiatives.
Why are private prisons GEO Group and CoreCivic struggling?
Among other things, the group’s divestment campaign collected over 1 million signatures urging J.P. Morgan Chase and other banks to separate themselves from CoreCivic and The GEO Group. In March, J.P. Morgan announced that it would no longer finance private operators of prisons and detention centers. Seven other banks followed suit.
Where is Dhurringile prison in Victoria, Australia?
Dhurringile Prison. Address: Murchison-Tatura Road, Murchison VIC 3610. Security level: Minimum. Dhurringile Prison (Dhurringile) is a minimum-security men’s prison based on a working farm in North East Victoria.
Is the government phasing out private prisons?
In 2016, then-Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates announced that the federal government would be phasing out private prisons. Stocks crashed as investors worried about the future.
What kind of Prisons does the GEO Group own?
GEO Group facilities include prisons of all three security levels, immigration detention centers, minimum-security detention centers, and mental-health and residential-treatment facilities. It owns numerous facilities and, in other cases, operates state or federal facilities under contract.
What kind of business does Geo corrections do?
The U.S. corrections segment primarily encompasses GEO’s U.S.-based privatized corrections and detention business for federal and state authorities. The international services segment primarily consists of GEO’s privatized corrections and detention operations in South Africa, Australia, and the United Kingdom.
Who was the correctional officer at Willacy prison?
Ricardo Garza Jr. had worked as a correctional officer at Willacy since the prison opened, in 2006, as an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center. In 2011 ICE ended its contract with MTC, but a month later MTC received another $532 million 10-year contract to transform the facility into a CAR prison.
Where was the prison riot in Texas in 2009?
The Justice Department Inspector General released a report in April that found that a CAR prison operated by the GEO Group in Pecos, Texas, where prisoners rioted in 2009, had for years had understaffed medical and correctional units and failed to address known inadequacies in security and healthcare.