Private Jailers Ask PA For More
GEO, a private company that runs contract prisons, asked a Northampton County Council to support the building of another private prison in Easton, Pennsylvania. The council voted to move ahead with the project, a decision they could regret for a long time based upon the history of GEO with other facilities.
There is nothing pretty about an ICE bus.
After neighboring landowners voiced concerns over safety, GEO Group Development VP Cloid Shuler said:
“I don't think it's fair to call it a prison. We operate prisons and those are for violent offenders.”
Shuler does not need approval of the County Council to build his prison. He needs the blessing of their finance committee to make it pay. He plans to charge taxpayers to incarcerate undocumented workers apprehended through ICE raids.
“This is detention. Detaining people until they get their hearings or be deported to their country of origin or another country.”
"What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet." said Shakespeare.
“What’s in bullshit? That which wafts a wretched stench by any other name smells so foul.”
The incarceration of people for profit reeks of the rotting moral flesh of slave traders from centuries past. When it comes to making money, the name “jail” “prison” and “detention” roll off Shuler’s lips as if the process of holding people against their will in a 150 million dollar facility differs greatly, one from another. In the case of GEO, not only is it one of the world's largest private jailers, it also has one of the worst records of human rights abuses and problems. Opponents of the proposal may want to check out this link.
Fryer protests at immigration detention center
Shuler failed to mention, according to reports, the 2500 bed facility will “detain” more than just undocumented workers. Only 20% would be held just for immigration violations. The balance of the prisoners would be jailed on additional criminal charges, according to 6 News. Some of the inmates presumably would be overflow U.S. citizen criminals from overcrowded jails and prisons.Continued on the next page