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GEO Group Expands Laredo Detention Center by 400 Beds for Immigrant Prisoners

According to GEO Group's most recent earnings call, the private prison corporation intends to expand the Rio Grande Detention Center in Laredo, Texas.  According to a transcript of the call:

"With respect to recent contract awards, we recently announced a 400-bed contract capacity expansion at our company-owned Rio Grande Detention Center in Laredo, Texas to 1,900 beds under our existing contract with the U.S. Marshals Service. Under the expanded contract, the U.S. Marshals Service will house up to 1,228 offenders at the center with 672 beds reserved for use by ICE. The 1,900-bed center is expected to generate approximately $38 million in annual revenues."

In Florida, GEO also took control of the 985-bed Moore Haven Correctional Facility and the 1,884-bed Graceville Correctional Facility. Both of those facilities are said to bring a combined $56 million in annual revenue. 

The Rio Grande Detention Center has a long and controversial history in Laredo, going back to before its construction when local activists criticized the company's record and nearly derailed the facility's construction.  What's more, immigration rights groups, including Grassroots Leadership, have long argued that the US Marshals only needs to incarcerate more immigrants because they are criminally prosecuted under Operation Streamline.  Since opening, the facility has also been the subject of a reported riot and a scandal in which facility employees pled guilty to gun smuggling.

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como saber si mi papa aun se encuentra en esta carcel para poder mandar dinero 

 

Hola Guadalupe,

Puedes usar este link: https://locator.ice.gov/odls/homePage.do para encontrar a tu papa. Cada facilidad tiene su propia manera de mandar dinero, y puedes llamar para averiguar como puedes hacerlo. 

Suerte,

Emma

Como puedo saber si mi hermano está en esa cárcel?

 

 

Usted puede usar este link: https://locator.ice.gov/odls/homePage.do para encontrar su hermano.

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