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US Detention-Center Owners Reject Claims of Human Rights Violations

  • Pushback comes after Norway’s biggest pension exited holdings
  • Both companies say they’re committed to safety of individuals

Two of the biggest operators of detention centers in the US rejected allegations of human rights breaches that Norway’s biggest pension fund said drove its decision to unload shares of the companies.

GEO Group Inc. said in a statement that it follows standards set by US authorities, which also decide who is detained and released at the facilities. CoreCivic Inc said it has clear commitments “regarding resident rights and treatment.”