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Updated profiles on the four companies running the UK's migrant detention centres
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Corporate Watch has published updated profiles of the four companies that, through government outsourcing contracts, run the UK's migrant detention centres.
According to Corporate Watch: "Each profile looks at the company's business basics, history, key business areas, strategies, finances, bosses and shareholders, and ends with a "Scandal Sheet" listing some notable crimes and misdemeanours."
G4S: company profile 2018 (link):
"G4S is one of the worlds biggest security companies, active in over 90 countries. And its one of the worlds biggest employers of any kind, with around 570,000 staff. Most of its business is in providing guards and security tech to business clients, as well as cash transport."
GEO: company profile 2018 (link):
"GEO is the second largest US private prisons company. It boasted of locking up 265,000 people in 2017."
Mitie: company profile 2018 (link):
"Mitie is an outsourcing company providing a mixed bag of facilities management contract services to both corporations and government, from cleaning to consultancy. It is predominantly active in the UK."
Serco: company profile 2018 (link):
"Serco is an outsourcing company that specialises in public sector work. It runs services in five areas: defence, justice and immigration, health, transport, and citizen services. It works for 20 governments worldwide, but 40% of all its business remains in the UK, with another 19% in Australia as of 2017."
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