Source: Miami New Times

ACLU Says South Florida private prison giant is torturing immigration detainees

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Boca Raton’s GEO Group is one of the most powerful private-prison companies in America — and a major player in state and federal politics. The American Civil Liberties Union said Friday that the company is torturing whistleblowers at its private immigration detention facility in Aurora, Colorado. GEO runs the facility on behalf of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. According to the ACLU, ICE agents at GEO’s 1,500-bed Colorado detention center are retaliating against Iraqi nationals who have joined an ACLU class-action lawsuit to stop the U.S. from deporting them. The ACLU says employees at the GEO facility are denying Iraqis food, water, and access to the restroom to intentionally make their lives a living hell. Read more here.

 

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