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VOL. 43 | NO. 43 | Friday, October 25, 2019

CoreCivic, other private prison firms try to lock down negative image

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NASHVILLE (AP) — Top private prison companies have formed an advocacy group to rebut growing backlash from Democratic presidential candidates and other industry critics.

The Day 1 Alliance announced its formation Friday. Nashville-based CoreCivic will provide the group's initial funding. Florida-based The GEO Group and Utah-based Management & Training Corporation will join in leadership roles.

Many Democratic presidential hopefuls have proposed ending federal private prisons, while a growing number of banks have halted their financing of the industry.

The Day 1 Alliance will promote the industry's perspective through its website, Twitter and media relations efforts.

For example, the group wants to clarify that its members don't run facilities for immigrant children separated from parents. They each have ones that detain adult immigrants, while one CoreCivic center houses migrant mothers and their children together.

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