We've been asking all the candidates about a federal budget mandate that sets a quota for detention of immigrants, many of whom are held in for-profit prisons. So far all we've gotten in response are variations on "I'll look into it."
Lindsey Graham had an extended back-and-forth with voters in his first "testing the waters" trip to New Hampshire. The South Carolina Senator spoke at length about immigration, elaborated on his hawkish views on the Middle East, and expressed support for campaign finance reform.
Gov. Mike Huckabee was asked how he felt about children being detained at for-profit prisons on the U.S.-Mexico border. He answered by saying he was unfamiliar with the issue, "So it would be a little disingenuous for me to tell you what I’m gonna do to fix a problem I’m not aware of. So, I couldn’t answer that.”
After Florida Senator Marco Rubio learns he has received $100,000 from Florida-based private prison GEO Group, says "I don't invest in other peoples agenda, they invest in my agenda" at book signing in Iowa.