Sunday, July 29, 2007
A cell with a baby bed and children’s toys is shown at the T. Don Hutto Residential Center in Taylor, Texas. The detention facility houses immigrant families awaiting deportation. Officials with Immigration and Customs Enforcement describe the facility as a residential, nonsecure environment that keeps families together. However, advocacy groups say “it’s a prison” and that separation and threats of separation were used as disciplinary tools on adults and children.
LM Otero, Pool via AP
Groups compare Texas, Pennsylvania immigrant facilities to jails
By Suzanne Gamboa, Associated Press
Prison gets major contract
By Kurt Johnson
The T. Don Hutto prison facility in Taylor won't be closing anytime soon.
World Refugee Day Rally, Elizabeth Kucinich speaks
June 24, 2007
Immigrant Detention Blues
Corrections Corporation of America Announces Contract Award With Federal Bureau of Prisons
Jan 22, 2007, News Report