Private Prisons

By: Noma Shields on July 7, 2015
GUI volunteer Noma attended the Des Moines Campaign Office Opening of Rand Paul, and asked him about corporations driving federal policy.
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By: Eric Zulaski on July 6, 2015
Discussing the revolving door between government and corporations, presidential candidate George Pataki said that it's more than elected officials we need to be concerned with.
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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: Gina Haag on June 29, 2015
In Urbandale, IA, first time bird dogging volunteer Gina asked Governor Bobby Jindal a question on for-profit prison companies lobbying for a policy requiring 34,000 immigrants to be detained each day.
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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: 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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