Rudy Giuliani is no fan of the Black Lives Matter movement. To make matters worse, Giuliani’s new law firm has brought in tens of thousands of dollars lobbying Congress for the largest private prison corporation in the country.
Giuliani left his longtime firm, Giuliani & Bracewell in January and joined the deep pocketed Greenberg Traurig.
One of the major clients of his new firm is a subsidiary of the Corrections Corporation of America, a Nashville-based for-profit company that oversees 77 prisons and 88,500 inmates throughout the country.
Adding to the problem, Giuliani’s new firm has been heavily criticized for valuing incarceration over rehabilitation.
In the last decade, his firm has spent upwards of $11 million lobbying Congress on various minor issues. In 2013, between January and March, the firm was paid $350,000 to “monitor issues pertaining to the construction and management of privately operated prisons and detention facilities.”
Giuliani was originally brought on board as a senior advisor tasked with monitoring the firm’s cybersecurity, privacy, and crisis management practice.
Currently, the firm is trying to kill the Justice Is Not For Sale Act for the CCA. The bill seeks to put an end to the privatization of the prison system by forbidding the government from hiring private contractors to run prisons.
According to CCA spokesman Jonathan Burns, Greenberg Traurig is working “to help educate officials on the meaningful solutions we provide to the federal government, as well as the potential impact that the bill would have on the government’s ability to safely and effectively house inmates.”
“[CCA] has a strict, longstanding, zero-tolerance policy not to lobby for or against — or take any position on — policies or legislation that would determine the basis for or duration of an individual’s incarceration or detention,” he added.