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Geo group which is one of the largest for-profit prison corporations has just secured a federal contract in the amount of 110 million dollars to build a new facility specifically meant to detain undocumented immigrants now according to Talking Points Memo the geo group said that it's 1,000 bed detention facility will be in Conroe north of Houston and will open by the end of next year geo already operates the 1,500 bed joke Orly immigrant detention center in the same small town so it's a little strange that they need another for-profit prison to detain undocumented immigrants in the same area but if you've been paying attention to our reporting here at the Young Turks you've known that we've been covering for-profit prisons and how absolutely disastrous they've been how they do not cut costs they're not really private prisons they're privately run but they have investors and they want to make a profit the whole point is to detain as many people as possible so they can make as much money as possible and so if you're concerned about undocumented immigrants using up our resources well this is a perfect example of how detaining undocumented immigrants actually makes you the taxpayer spend your money on something that we shouldn't be spending on but anyway I want to give you guys a chance to chime in and I'll give you some more details in this story well it's not just Texas it's also these have been going on in Arizona I know that I have family who actually worked in a medical facility that that's privately run and owned and operated a nice kind of oversees it so we have all these contracts with ice that sort of facilitate the housing and warehousing of centrally immigrants so if we're going to end this quote-unquote catch and release program and we're going to basically warehouse people until they get their paperwork in order until we ship them out we're essentially starting another industry of essentially warehousing people who are you know in violation of the law right and so yeah it's very very costly it leads to a gigantic profit motive in criminalizing people who are simply coming here looking for a better life and look I understand we can't have a system where we just let people come in and we open our borders no one's asking for that but you want common-sense legislation you want common-sense regulations to you know deal with this issue and we're doing the exact opposite of that right now exactly I think it's interesting the way in which these immigrant detention centers are increasingly modeled after our criminal justice models right so even outside of detention centers there are bond programs or other forms of surveillance systems right that look a lot like how we deal with criminal justice which is also privatized so I think when we examine this we've got to look at some of the the racial structures the economic imperatives that kind of undergird this issue and ask why are these policies kind of forming in the way that they are exactly and so you know at the tail end of the Obama administration Obama had made the decision to stop using federal or for-profit prisons on the federal level and so of course Trump came in and he completely undid that the stock prices for these for-profit prisons shot up and I'm sure after they secured yet another federal contract paid by our taxpayer money this stock for geo group will shoot up again and so you don't want to have this type of incentive a profit motive structured into our justice system but unfortunately we do and I was hoping that you know this system would get better after the Obama administration but of course it's not I mean you have Donald Trump who is a product of a corrupt political system he's exploited that corrupt political system what makes anyone think that he wouldn't do any favors for corporations like geo group so to give you some more details on this US Immigration and Customs Enforcement already has a record of more than 41,000 detainees that number is expected to increase and also the agency has also identified an additional 21,000 unused beds that it plans to use for detention so understand that these for-profit prisons usually have contracts that indicate that the government whether it's on a state level or level needs to provide a minimum occupancy rate right so let's say that these beds are not being used our taxpayer money still has to pay for the beds as if there are inmates there and it creates an incentive where if there are unused beds well we just need to detain more people right and so that's another issue also Trump has instructed ice to detain all individuals suspected of violating immigration laws as soon as you come into this country you cross the border and you're undocumented you're breaking the law in Trump's book and you could be detained in one of these detention centers so in other words they'll be filling up and they'll be you know building more of these facilities that's right that's wrong and conditions will probably decline right as populations rise and you know right cuz if it's run like a business think about it they want to cut costs and maximize profits so there have been a number of reports regarding for-profit prisons that you know there was just heinous behavior you know inhumane treatment of the inmates not providing the the necessary medical care and so that's that's unsurprising when you run a prison like a business so this is not a good situation and I apologize that we're opening the second hour with such a depressing story but this is you know one of the many devastating you know outcomes of Trump's presidency in his administration um yeah I'm you know again I had