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Department of Homeland Security Will Continue Contracting With Private Prison Companies

One of the primary reasons cited in the report for the continued use of private companies is to meet “the need for realistic capacity to handle sudden increases in detention.” The post Department of Homeland Security Will Continue Contracting With Private Prison Companies appeared first on Rewire.

Trump transition balks at call for nominees' tax returns

According to the Democrats, only three committees now have the authority to require tax returns — Finance, Budget and Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. "After running on the idea that he was going to stand with the common man...Show More Summary

In Stunning Reversal, Law Enforcement, Military, and Security Advisors Urge Homeland Security to Shift Away from Private Prisons

With people’s lives hanging in the balance, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson should move quickly to reduce for-profit detention. In a surprise development, the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC), an expert panel of law enforcement, national...Show More Summary

Mike McCaul: the wrong man to run Dept. of Homeland Security

(Paul Mirengoff) Like nearly all conservatives I know, I’ve been impressed by most of Donald Trump’s selections for key posts in his administration. Jeff Sessions, Mike Pompeo, Tom Price, Gen. James Mattis, and Nikki Haley all seem like excellent choices. Show More Summary

Homeland Security splits with Justice Department on for-profit immigration prisons

A Homeland Security advisory board concluded Thursday that surging numbers of immigrants facing deportation will all but force federal authorities to continue relying on privately run detention facilities, even after the Justice Department said it would phase out its use of such prisons due in part to safety and security concerns. Show More Summary

Homeland Security Council Rejects Continued Support for Private Immigration Prisons

Note: This article has been updated and corrected to reflect the outcome of the Homeland Security Advisory Council’s final vote on Thursday, in which it rejected part of the initial report on the use of private prison companies. TheShow More Summary

Immigration detainees should be held in for-profit prisons, panel says

Immigration authorities should continue holding people accused of immigration violations in for-profit prisons despite complaints about safety and other problems, a Department of Homeland Security review panel has concluded after examining the issue. Privately run detention facilities have long...

The Feds Just Handed the Private Prison Industry a Big Score

Three months after the Department of Justice announced that it would phase out its use of private prisons, the Department of Homeland Security has gone in the opposite direction. In a report finalized on Thursday, a subcommittee of the...Show More Summary

Homeland Security Panel Wants To Quit For-Profit Immigrant Detention

WASHINGTON ? Private prison companies received a blessing on Thursday from a Department of Homeland Security panel tasked with determining whether the government should continue operating immigrant detention facilities as for-profit businesses. Show More Summary

DHS panel recommends gov't keep private immigration jails

A government advisory panel is recommending that the Homeland Security Department continue using private, for-profit jails to house immigrants facing deportation. The panel is part of the Homeland Security Advisory … Click to Contin...

Why Is My Sister Dead, Sheriff Clarke?

2 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

The Milwaukee County sheriff might become homeland security secretary. But relatives of three inmates and a baby cant get answers for why they died in his jail.

Trump’s Possible Homeland Security Pick Called Orlando Massacre a ‘Distraction’, Transgender People ‘Freakish’ – VIDEOS

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

And the deplorables continue to multiply. Sheriff David Clarke, one of Donald Trump’s short list contenders for Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, called the Pulse nightclub massacre a distraction that Democrats used so...Show More Summary

Donald Trump’s Flag-Burning Tweet and My Personal Dystopian Nightmare

If you're not alarmed about the president-elect's rhetoric about jailing protesters, take a look at his possible pick to head Homeland Security and existing laws that curtail civil liberties. The post Donald Trump’s Flag-Burning Tweet and My Personal Dystopian Nightmare appeared first on Rewire.

4 Hair-Raising Facts About Trump's Potential Homeland Security Pick

Click here for reuse options! Trump's potential DHS pick wants to imprison possibly 1 million at Gitmo and doesn't believe there is any police brutality. Donald Trump met with Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke on Monday at Trump Tower.Show More Summary

Non-Sequiturs: 11.29.16

The New York City Council is considering a measure that would weigh a defendant's ability to pay in setting bail. One small step away from de facto debtor prisons. [Politico] One potential Homeland Security Secretary, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr., isn't a big fan of habeas corpus. Show More Summary

Top Trump Cabinet candidate claimed trans individuals 'suffer from mental disorders,' live a 'freakish lifestyle'

One of President-elect Donald Trump's top candidates to run the Department of Homeland Security made eyebrow-raising comments about transgender individuals on his radio show earlier this year. David Clarke, the sheriff of Milwaukee County in Wisconsin, is reportedly a contender to lead the DHS and met with Trump in New York on Monday. Show More Summary

Trump's potential Homeland Security chief wants to ship a million American citizens to Gitmo

It’s a good thing Fidel Castro is dead. I don’t say that just because of his political oppression and casual use of executions. I mean we're going to need the space. [ Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke]  called for rounding up Americans who sympathize with terrorists and shipping them to an offshore prison. Show More Summary

Potential Homeland Security Pick Wanted to Suspend Habeas Corpus, Jail One Million

This seems relevant. Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. visited president-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower on Monday. Clarke is reportedly under consideration for the position of Homeland Security Secretary. The post of Homeland...Show More Summary

Trump likely homeland security pick let an inmate die of thirst

Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke has a sordid history. In the earning morning hours of April 24, Milwaukee County corrections officers entered 38-year-old Terrill Thomas’ jail cell to find him unconscious. Thomas was in solitary confinement awaiting trial for allegedly shooting a man at a casino during a mental breakdown. Thomas’ attorneys and other inmates claim [...]

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