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The Racist ICE Detention Center Captain Was Just Fired. We Found 132 More Posts By Him on a Neo-Nazi Site.

The captain of a privately-run ICE detention center in Nevada has been fired after VICE News exposed his ties to white nationalism earlier this month. Private prison company CoreCivic, which runs the Nevada Southern Detention Center in Pahrump, said Friday that Travis Frey, 31, is no longer employed by them. “We take allegations like these…

The Racist ICE Detention Center Captain Was Just Fired. We Found 132 More Posts By Him on a Neo-Nazi Site.

The captain of a privately-run ICE detention center in Nevada has been fired after VICE News exposed his ties to white nationalism earlier this month.

Private prison company CoreCivic, which runs the Nevada Southern Detention Center in Pahrump, said Friday that Travis Frey, 31, is no longer employed by them.

“We take allegations like these very seriously and have thoroughly investigated the matter,” CoreCivic spokesperson Amanda Gilchrist wrote in an email. “After carefully considering the findings of the investigation, the company has taken appropriate steps to protect the integrity of our workplace and ensure our values are not compromised. Mr. Frey is no longer employed by CoreCivic.”

After serving in the Marines, Frey spent the last decade moving around the country working for facilities run by CoreCivic, formerly CCA, in Georgia, California, Indiana, and most recently, Nevada. And as he rose through the ranks in corrections and detention centers, he would routinely turn to the neo-Nazi forum Iron March to spew racist vitriol and white supremacy.

He joined the now-defunct site in August 2013, while he was working as a shift supervisor at the North Georgia Detention Center. “Hello everybody. I found this forum mostly by accident but I’m glad I did,” Frey wrote. “I look forward to learning more about fascism and interacting with like minded comrades.”

VICE News has now identified 132 more previously unreported posts that Frey shared on Iron March, a social network for fascists and neo-Nazis, after exposing several of his posts earlier this month that led to his firing by CoreCivic. This new trove of posts from the Iron March archive, which antifascists leaked online in November, raised even more questions about how someone so angry, with such apparently hateful views, held positions of authority working with vulnerable populations, many of whom were people of color, for so long.

In one post from 2013, Frey wrote about the detrimental effect that hate can have on someone.

“I don’t hate anyone for the color of their skin or where they are from because they did not make those choices,” Frey wrote. “However, once they choose to act like degenerate trash or pursue actions detrimental to my nation and my people that’s when they become my enemy. Does that mean I believe in some faggy multicultural rainbow nation? No, but hate is a very powerful emotion and hate that is not properly harnessed can destroy you and blind you.”

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In another post from 2013, he wrote, “it’s not until the snivel rights era of the 1960s that America started becoming ‘multicultural’ and thinking that non-whites had anything of value to add to our culture.”

READ: Exclusive: A U.S. Marine Used Iron March to Recruit for a ‘Racial Holy War’

CoreCivic placed Frey on leave earlier this month while they looked into allegations against him. Meanwhile, U.S. senators Jacky Rosen and Catherine Cortez Masto, both Nevada Democrats, wrote a letter to the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general asking them to investigate conditions at the Pahrump facility in light of the revelations in VICE News’ article.

In other posts from 2013, Frey also makes misogynstic and anti-Semitic remarks, and promotes far-right tropes about Christian crusaders (the mosque shooter in New Zealand made numerous allusions to those same tropes in his manifesto posted online).

In one thread titled “The Jewish disease of Christian Bolshevism,” Frey argued in August that “God used the white race in Europe to build western civilization.”

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