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Tue Sep 17, 2019, 07:50 PM

Private prison, detention companies spending on Alabama politicians

Geo Group, the nation’s largest private prison and detention center company, is investing in Alabama’s lawmakers just as the company hopes to land a portion of the state’s nearly $1 billion contract to build three new prisons.

Other players are also investing in lobbyists and lawmakers to compete for a share of the prize.

Geo Group gave at least $80,000 to Alabama lawmakers in 2017 and 2018, while CoreCivic spent just $4,500 those two years. (Figures taken from campaign finance reports and compiled by the Montana-based nonprofit National Institute on Money in State Politics.)

Gov Kay Ivey has received a combined $12,500 from Geo Group and CoreCivic in 2017 and 2018.

Read more: https://www.alreporter.com/2019/09/16/private-prison-detention-companies-spending-on-alabama-politicians/
(Alabama Political Reporter)

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