The GEO Group Looks to Expand in Montgomery County

CONROE, Texas — After finalizing its purchase of a 1,287-bed detention facility in Montgomery County, Texas, private prison corporation The GEO Group, based in Boca Raton, Fla., is looking to purchase a second federal prison in the area.

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Joliet No Longer in Running for Private Immigrant Detention Center

JOLIET, Ill. — The Corrections Corporation of American (CCA) announced Monday that it will no longer consider Joliet, Ill. as a potential host city for a new immigrant detention center. The Immigration and Enforcement Customs, which would contract CCA to operate the detention center, will continue its search for a Chicago-area site.

The decision comes at a time in which immigration reform is being debated upon and the local lawmakers expressed heavy opposition.

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