Friday, November 12, 2021

New Research on Campaign Donations by Private Immigration Prison Companies

Private companies running immigration prisons, such as Geo Group Inc., Management and Training Corporation (MTC), and CoreCivic Inc., are familiar to readers of this blog. These contractors run major immigration detention facilities throughout the country.

A terrific new article by Emma Peca in the LA Progressive shows how these companies are "funneling millions of dollars in campaign donations to candidates at the local, state, and federal levels." In total, according to Peca, they have given more than $4 million to campaigns since 2016. 

The below figures created by Peca break down how each of these three prison companies distributed their campaign contributions:

GEO Donations CoreCivic Donations MTC Donations

Peca is earning a Masters of Public Administration at Syracuse University's Maxwell School and collaborating with Dr. Austin Kocher at the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC).


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