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America's private detention centers mapped

5 months ago by Joshua Fruhlinger in People

Today, the #TrumpCamps hashtag is trending on Twitter as digital activitsts react to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez comparing US detention facilities for migrants to concentration camps. 

Many of these detention facilities are run by private companies, Geo Group ($NYSE:GEO) and CoreCivic ($NYSE:CXW) the largest of the lot. In 2017, GEO Group made $184 million from taxpayer dollars to run its facilities. CoreCivic pulled in $135 million that same year for immigration detention centers.

We mapped out where those two companies operate their detention centers, mostly as a data point for those curious.

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Joshua has been writing about technology, lifestyle, and business for over 20 years. He's one of the original writers and editors for Engadget, and still writes a...

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