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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.
4/ Some belatedly donated the funds to charitable organizations to help #Immigrants .

But years of tolerating these facilities has created what we see today: children dying from inadequate care, forced low-paid labor, disrupted families- and record profits for private #prisons.
5/ Here's what @TheGEOGroup does with their profits in #Texas "The GEO Group’s PAC & executives have given $32,900 to Rep. John Culberson’s campaign this election cycle... GEO is Culberson's largest donor."
6/ This campaign contribution strategy has allowed @TheGEOGroup & @CoreCivic to use profits from government contracts to write sweetheart legislation for themselves for many years. #Texas #Immigrants
7/ "GEO has come under scrutiny by immigrant rights organizations for alleged mismanagement and abuse in detention facilities. GEO faced class-action lawsuits in which detainees alleged that they were forced to work." from dallasnews.com/news/politics/…
8/ "In a GEO facility in #California, three detainees died in custody. The @ACLU accused GEO of denying detainees food, water and bathroom access."

CA Senator @toniatkins #SanDiego Mayor @Kevin_Faulconer California Asm. @LorenaSGonzalez have all taken GEO or CoreCivic money
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