It's true most politicians don't change positions in direct exchange for funding. But enormous campaign donation from private prison companies don't help.
JP Morgan and Wells Fargo divested from private prisons after a massive public pressure campaign. GEO Group is worried about what may come next.
An investigation by The Daily Beast found 19 private prisons were being paid to house around 18,000 migrants, or about 41 percent of the 44,000 total migrants being held by ICE.
It was "hard to tell" if Jared Kushner and the White House are sincere in their criminal justice efforts, said a member of Law Enforcement Leaders.
The GEO Group is currently the subject of a class-action lawsuit from 60,000 undocumented migrants.
Corrections Corporation of America has been sued by the ACLU and inmates for its mistreatment of detainees.