Rick Scott Gets Six-Figure Donations from a Private Prison Company Detaining Immigrants

From TBO’s Steve Bousquet, 7/23/2018:

Gov. Rick Scott’s new U.S. Senate campaign report shows generous support from a Florida-based company with a controversial track record, the Boca-Raton based corrections giant the GEO Group.

GEO operates immigrant detention facilities in Florida and Texas that are at the center of a raging national debate over President Donald Trump’s “no tolerance” immigration policies.

At a time when other candidates are distancing themselves from GEO by returning the company’s money, Scott reports $10,800 from GEO’s chief executive, George Zoley, and his wife Donna, in his second quarter report filed with the Federal Elections Commission.

Scott’s Super PAC reported $125,000 from a GEO Group subsidiary, GEO Acquisition II, and the governor’s Victory Fund listed $78,600 from the Zoleys. The donations total $214,000.

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