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Supreme Court Rules Against GEO Group and CoreCivic Secrecy

Shadowproof reported on October 11 that the Supreme Court ruled to require transparency and accountability of private prison companies GEO Group and CoreCivic (formerly Corrections Corporation of America or CCA). The two companies filed a petition to prevent the public release of government documents about their immigration detention facilities. The companies sought to prevent the government from releasing information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

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In July 2016, a federal district court ruled that the government must release its contracts with private prison corporations. The two largest corporations, GEO Group and CoreCivic, filed an appeal with the Second Circuit Court of Appeals that dismissed their petition. When GEO petitioned the Supreme Court for a full review of the case, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of transparency.

This ruling comes during a time of expanding detention facilities in Texas and nationwide, while advocates call for greater oversight and accountability of privately-run detention facilities. “This victory is especially important as we face a presidential administration committed to mass privatization, as well as mass detention and deportation,” said Mary Small, policy director of Detention Watch Network.

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