Fast Company: Private prison company GEO pivoted to tech, and it’s raking in hundreds of millions
November 8, 2023
But rights advocates say the electronic monitoring program is really a kind of “e-carceration”: a punitive, dehumanizing system that doesn’t actually reduce incarceration but expands it. “In reality, [the program] has been a default prescription for people who cross the border seeking asylum, and who pose no real flight risk,” says Jake Wiener, a lawyer with the Electronic Privacy Information Center. “Through the program, ICE gets access to the personal information and geolocation data of hundreds of thousands of migrants, while the contractor BI makes a hefty profit off the service.”
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