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1/ A year ago in #California the work of #TheGeoGroup & #CoreCivic became apparent: they had been contributing to legislators for years, and operating private #immigrant detention facilities that the @ACLU & other accused of abuse.

Who accepted the money? Progressive Democrats.
2/ @TheGEOGroup & @CoreCivic understand how politics work: give money to the party in power. Hundreds of thousand to @California_Dem Party. Tens of thousands to Governor @JerryBrownGov All but one border-region legislator has taken their money. When they were finally caught...
3/ Once caught- some angrily attacked people who questioned their acceptance of private #prison money. They continue sharing it with family & friends, to fund campaigns, curry favor & develop more political power.
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Livestream today’s @USCCRgov hearing on #Immigration detention.

Absolutely devastating testimony so far regarding conditions in #CoreCivic’s Eloy immigrant prison. /1
2/ A woman imprisoned in Eloy was 7 months pregnant and losing weight. Officials said she was offered a high-protein diet. It turned out to be an extra piece of bread with cheese.
#DetentionKills
3/ Next witness, a grandmother who traveled to Dilley, Antelope Wells, Homestead, and Tornillo with groups of concerned citizens, including @TornilloWitness, describes conditions as reminding her of Ethiopian detention camps in the 1980s. Reading letter from watchdog Josh Rubin.
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