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[2 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]
B of D Reporters published in The American Prospect

Business of Detention Reporters Renee Feltz and Stokely Baksh were published on The American Prospect site. In their article “Detention Retention,” they examine what enforcement and detention prospects will look like under the Obama administration.
President Obama has tried to split the difference between comprehensive immigration-reform advocates and law-and-order types. But for immigrants in detention, not much has changed since the Bush era…
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[18 May 2009 | No Comment | ]

Terra Magazine columnist and New York-based writer, Pablo Calvi, spoke with the authors of this website about their reporting on privatized immigrant detention under the Bush administration, and what type of detention policies they anticipate from the Obama administration.
This is the first time BusinessofDetention.com has been profiled in a Spanish language publication.
You can read the story, with excerpts from the complete interview here.

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[15 Apr 2009 | One Comment | ]
Business of Detention nominated for a Webby

We’re excited to announce that we’ve been nominated for a Webby Award in the student category. We’ll be competing against some stiff competitors: butv10: TerrierVision; University of North Carolina; Mission Local / UC Berkeley Journalism School, and Wayland Student Press Network.
If you like us, then show your support by voting for us for the Webby People’s Voice award. Voting continues until April 30 at http://www.pv.webbyawards.com.
Here’s all you need to do:

Create a free account at the People’s Voice Award page.
Login and click on Website – Vote Now!
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[17 Feb 2009 | No Comment | ]
Vote for Business of Detention for SXSW’s People’s Choice Award

We’re excited to announce that the Business of Detention project has been selected as a 2009 Finalist in the “Student” category at the South by Southwest Interactive Web Awards. The site will also compete for a People’s Choice Award (the online public’s favorite finalist). Winners are announced March 15, 2009.
The Business of Detention project was created by reporters Renee Feltz (’08) and Stokely Baksh (’08), while graduate students at Columbia University’s Graduate of Journalism. Our desire was to create an innovative way to present the business of privatized immigration detention …

Detention, Enforcement, Policy »

[11 Feb 2009 | No Comment | ]

Corrections Corporation of America‘s share prices sunk Tuesday after it announced lower earnings than expected in its annual report, but executives said they are “bullish” about the leading private prison provider’s long term future. Even as states cut their corrections budgets, immigrant detainees will provide CCA a steady source of income.
“The detainee growth will come from lots of sources,” CCA CEO John Ferguson told analysts during a telephone conference call. “So there is no reason to believe that these populations won’t just creep up over time.”
The current budget for Immigration …

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[19 Dec 2008 | No Comment | ]
Border Patrol called in to quell riot at Geo-run facility in Pecos, Texas

There was an uprising at the GEO-run facility Reeves County Detention Center, a medium security prison housing mainly inmates detained for immigration law violations, in Pecos, Texas.
The riot, which involved 1300 prisoners, ended last Saturday after detainees released two prison employees who were held as hostages.
It began when rioting prisoners ignited a fire in one of the facilities’ recreational buildings and were evacuated to an outdoor containment area (the yard). The rioting prisoners took two recreation workers hostage and held them prisoner in the yard, reported the U.S. Customs and Border …