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Today a federal judge in Nashville disclosed never before seen communications by execs at CoreCivic (previously known as Corrections Corporation of America or CCA).

Everyone concerned about #PrivatePrisons should see and share these shocking, crazy admissions. /1
For context, this case is a suit by a bunch of shareholders alleging CCA’s leadership defrauded them by saying one thing about the company’s relationship with its federal BOP contract partners, while they were saying quite different, much more negative stuff to each other. /2
Court noted in FN2 that many of these statements had been filed under seal pursuant to the parties’ agreed protective order but concerns about revealing the company’s sensitive business information to competitors overblown. Embarrassment of CCA didn’t justify sealing evidence. /3
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BREAKING: A damning new report by the DHS Inspector General finds ICE has abdicated its duty to hold detention facility contractors accountable. oig.dhs.gov/sites/default/… Thread:
About 106 detention facilities are under contracts ICE operates itself rather than going through an intermediary. This means ICE has a lot of control over the terms and enforcing them. And also an important stick, imposing financial penalties on bad contractors.
Since 2016, ICE paid more than $3 billion to these contractors. So of course they are ensuring contractors abide by the contract terms, including critical provisions for the health and safety of detainees…
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Today is #WorldAIDSDay2018. This year, the Trump administration has continued to endanger and attack people living with HIV.

This has disastrous consequences for:
Immigrants
Transgender People
People of Color
Women
Gay and bisexual men
Low-income people
Roxsana Hernandez, a trans woman living with HIV, died in ICE detention after fleeing violence in Honduras. She had injuries consistent with beatings while in ICE custody. @TransLawCenter and other advocates are demanding #JusticeforRoxsana
intomore.com/impact/ice-is-…
To pay for the Trump Administration's disastrous family separation policy, HHS proposed diverting funds that it would have used for HIV and cancer research to pay for locking immigrant children up.

americanprogress.org/issues/immigra…
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