Incarceration

By: Arnie Alpert on July 5, 2015
Asked if he's thought more about the immigrant detention quota being applied to feed the profits of private prison companies, Jeb Bush said, “I’m totally opposed to that, if that’s the case."
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By: Hector Salamanca Arroyo on June 29, 2015
Hector asked Senator Ted Cruz about for-profit prison companies lobbying successfully for policy requiring 34,000 immigrants be detained each day and what he would do to make sure private corporations aren't driving federal policy.
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By: Olivia Zink on June 25, 2015
Marco Rubio with Olivia at WMUR
Senator Rubio said, "I don't believe people are being jailed for purposes of providing 'clients' to a private company," despite evidence that this is exactly what's going on as a result of the immigrant detention quota Rubio also said states have found outsourcing prisons to be more cost effective, when there is no evidence that for-profit incarceration saves money. Rubio did call for "more accountability in the way we deliver defense projects."
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By: Hector Salamanca Arroyo on June 22, 2015
Senator Jim Webb visited Des Moines, IA and was asked a question about companies running for-profit prisons impacting immigration policy and what he would do to limit their influence.
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By: Diego Salamanca on June 18, 2015
Governor Jeb Bush was asked about immigrant detention in Pella, IA.
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By: Eric Zulaski on June 18, 2015
A group of bird dogs raised multiple questions with presidential candidate, Carly Fiorina, about what she would do to create a government that represents the people's interest instead of the interests of corporations like Pentagon contractors and the prison-industrial complex. Fiorina admitted "there are loads of places where we have undue influence in the political process through lobbying," but didn't offer much in the way of solutions
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By: Rob on June 17, 2015
Corporations that run prisons and detention centers "get paid if the beds are filled," Hillary Clinton said.
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By: Elizabeth on June 8, 2015
I asked Chris Christie about what he would do to prevent corporate lobbyists from dictating immigration policies like the immigrant detention quota, which guarantees profits for private prison corporations. He said we have to shine a light on lobbying for political influence. Ultimately the veto power of the President of the United States needs to be a backstop to this problem. If he were president, he'd say, "You know what, I’m simply not going to let policy be made that way.”
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By: Hector Salamanca Arroyo on June 6, 2015
Senator Marco Rubio was asked about the relationship between for-profit prisons and the influence they have on immigration policy at his town hall meeting in Ames, IA.
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By: Mark on June 5, 2015
When I asked a question regarding privatized prisons, his main point was that prison populations need to be reduced.
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