TheStreet: Watchdog Group Sues Justice Department for Records on Private Prison Decisions

Emily Stewart
Jun 15, 2017

Washington, D.C. watchdog group the Campaign Legal Center on Thursday filed a lawsuit demanding the Department of Justice explain its reversal on phasing out private prison use and release records on its interactions with private prison company the GEO Group (GEO) ...

"GEO made illegal contributions to influence the election, and now DOJ is refusing to release the documents that might show whether the administration rewarded GEO for its illegal spending," said Adav Noti, senior director of trial litigation and strategy at the Campaign Legal Center and former associate general counsel for policy at the FEC, in a statement. "While we continue to wait for the FEC to hold GEO accountable, GEO seems to be reaping benefits from its illegal contribution, receiving a $110 million prison contract from the very same DOJ that is unlawfully withholding these documents."

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