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    Cheney and Gonzales Indicted in Connection ?with Private Prison in Texas

    The indictment named GEO Group (formerly Wackenhut Corrections), CCA and Cornell Corrections as unindicted co-actors....

    Cheney’s ties with the private prison firms were twofold: (1) his $85 million investment in the Vanguard Group, which "appears on the top ten list of companies that house Federal detainees that are being rounded up by ICE officials," and (2) his position as Vice President, through which he exerted "a tremendous influence on ICE and has a say in how much ICE will pay the said private prison per diem."

    The grand jurors stated it was "appalling to find that numerous elected officials from different levels of our government ...are profiting from depriving human beings of their liberty."

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