As they note, “These legal changes resulted in significant profits for GEO.” Violence, sexual assault and a lack of medical and mental health care are just a few of the issues women must endure behind bars at for-profit institutions.Medical staff have been found to be poorly trained and under-employed, sometimes dishing out wrong or different prescriptions to inmates.Their lobbying operation, however, is much bigger than giving money to a couple of Golden State governors.The women acknowledge in their letter that “GEO Group has spent .6 million on lobbying and campaign contributions in the U. in the last decade,” and has even partnered with ALEC to draft a bill to profile immigrants in Arizona.The letter points to a few instances of abuse and human rights violations at GEO Group facilities, including the 2012 mandated closure of their youth detention center in Walnut Grove, Mississippi.It was there that a judge accused GEO Group of allowing “a cesspool of unconstitutional and inhuman acts and conditions to germinate, the sum of which places the offenders at substantial ongoing risk.” The letter also mentions another big part of GEO Group’s work: incarcerating immigrants on behalf of the federal government.Under GEO’s watch, other private service companies have abused prisoners as well.A doctor from Corizon Health, Inc., a private contractor that “provides medical care and pharmacy services,” was the subject of a lawsuit alleging he sexually abused nearly 20 prisoners at two GEO facilities in New Mexico.
Successive California governors have taken thousands from private prison corporations.
At a private immigrant facility in Tacoma, Washington, inmates went on hunger strike “to protest the grossly inadequate medical care, exorbitant commissary prices and low or NO pay for work within the center.
” But GEO’s rap sheet is actually much longer than this, and provides a deeply troubling glimpses into life for female prisoners at their institutions.
Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) gave 0,000 to Gov. This year — the same year CDCR announced this deal with GEO Group — Gov.
Brown’s reelection campaign took ,400 from the private prison contractor.