On May 27, 2011, the GEO group entered a contract with the city of Adelanto, California to incarcerate immigrants on behalf of ICE.
Nine years later, GEO used a pesticide called HDQ in their failed attempt to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. What resulted was health impacts on detainees that included headaches, dizziness, fatigue, respiratory illnesses, bloody noses, gastrointestinal problems, and worsening mental health. This on top of already horrific conditions such as lack of medical care, and contamination of the food and water.
On Dec. 8, 2022 our Executive Director José Bravo and Program Assistant Nona Chai took a toxic tour of Adelanto; later José gave a presentation about just transition.
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