First Immigrant Detention Center Goes Up in Texas
AUSTIN, Texas – Texas is set to get its first immigrant detention center under the Trump administration after a private prison company announced that it won a multi-million-dollar contract with ICE.
The GEO group announced in a press release on Thursday that it has been awarded a contract by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for the construction and operation of a 1,000-bed detention facility located in Conroe, Texas, which is just north of Houston.
Under the ten-year, $110 million-dollar contract with ICE, GEO is expected to, “design, finance, build, and operate the company-owned Facility.”
GEO has a long history of partnering with ICE spanning well over two decades.
“We are very appreciative of the continued confidence placed in our company by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement,” said George C. Zoley, GEO’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.