Federal Immigration Lockup Expanding In Aurora
A private prison contractor is expected to start expanding an immigration detention center in the Denver area by the end of this year.The South Florida Business Journal is reporting that GEO Group, a private prison firm which runs a federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Aurora, will be expanding its lockup by 1,100 beds.
Construction is set to start at the end of 2007, and finish by 2009. The company has reportedly stated that the expansion will cost $72 million and will generate an additional $30 million in annual revenue.
In July, the federal Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report that found sanitation and overcrowding problems with the Aurora facility.
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