Don’t Profit Off the Lives of Undocumented Immigrants

Target: Thomas R. Kane, Ph.D., Acting Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons

Goal: Don’t allow for-profit prisons to take over the incarceration of undocumented immigrants.

Prisons are standing to profit off the lives of undocumented immigrants thanks to new legislation from the Trump Administration. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has revoked Obama-era regulations on the abusive for-profit prison system and has allowed for the increase the arrests of these immigrants.

For-profit prisons have been found to be abusive towards inmates, providing them with unsafe conditions and very few services, such as healthcare, all while profiting off inmates. In addition, these prisons donated thousands to President Trump’s campaign, which may signify a conflict of interest.

Immigrants will suffer and potentially die, while the prison owners make thousands. Since Trump took office, the amount of undocumented immigrants arrested who have not committed any serious or deadly crime has increased more than the arrests of those who have. The people in these prisons will be parents, grandparents, and families simply seeking a better life. Tell the Federal Bureau of Prisons not to allow prisons to profit off these lives.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Dr. Kane,

The government is allowing for-profit prisons to take over the incarceration of undocumented immigrants. These prisons, abusive and deadly, will profit off the lives of individuals who have caused no one harm and who have only been seeking a better life for their families.

I demand that the Bureau of Prisons not allow for-profit prisons to take over the incarceration of undocumented immigrants. To set up private, abusive, and unsafe prisons for immigrants who are victims of lies and propaganda will only harken back to the world’s darkest era of history, of which we should not repeat.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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3 Comments

  1. “…These prisons donated thousands to President Trump’s campaign.” Isn’t this called bribery?
    So all of Trump’s self-righteous anger at illegal immigrants is a complete fraud.
    He has been paid off by these prisons and is allowing thousands of immigrants to be abused by these prisons as a result.
    This corruption is unconscionable and must be stopped.

    • Stacy Gardner says:

      Get a grip on yourself. I’m sick to death of people like you. These immigrants need to stay out of our country. If they are here and commit a crime then they should be in prison and deported as soon as their sentence is up. There is absolutely no proof that they donated to the Trump campaign. Before you open your mouth do research so you don’t look like an ass. Immigrants need to stay out of our country. There’s no reason in the world for them to even be here.

      • You are obviously very angry about this issue. Calm down. No need to be unpleasant.
        I don’t claim total knowledge about every issue I sign a petition on and don’t think anyone else does either.
        I did find out that private prison groups GEO and Core Civic each donated hundreds of thousands of dollars toward Trump’s campaign. This has been acknowledged and these donations are being questioned as to their legality.
        The private prison industry is notorious for it’s terrible abuse of prisoners, including deaths of prisoners. Immigrants are human beings. Many of these people were born in America and have committed no crimes. They do not deserve cruel and inhumane treatment, and certainly not so that some rich prison corporations can make themselves richer off them.

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