Private Prison Group Contracted With ICE Donates to Politicians Despite Ban

Citizen Truth

GEO Group is America’s largest private prison company with 141 prison facilities across the U.S. but a new report from MapLight in conjunction with the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting reveals the company may have violated campaign finance laws when it made a donation to a super PAC backing Florida Gov. Rick Scott for Senate.

Brendan Fischer, a lawyer at the Campaign Legal Center, agreed with Holmon’s assessment. “A contractor can’t dodge the ban by making a contribution through a wholly owned subsidiary,” he said.

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