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[22 Jan 2009 | No Comment | ]

The San Antonio Express News reports that protesters outside an ICE office called for the closure of the T. Don Hutto family detention center:
“Just like he promised to close Guantánamo Bay, we want him to close down Hutto with detained little children,” said Luissana Santibáñez with the Austin Immigrant Rights Coalition, referring to the ICE family detention center northeast of Austin.
Corrections Corporation of America owns and operates the former medium security prison as part of a contract with ICE and Williamson County, which recently renewed the agreement. Wednesday’s protest is …

Detention, Enforcement »

[20 Jan 2009 | No Comment | ]
Wyatt detention center workers could face criminal charges

WCVB TV in Boston reports that workers at the Wyatt Detention Facility could face criminal charges for the death of Hiu Lui Ng. An investigation by ICE found workers denied Mr. Ng medical care and access to counsel.
The report (PDF) details how a doctor at the facility prescribed him Motrin and Tylenol for his back pain, which was caused by advanced stage cancer. In a heavily redacted part of the report, investigators describe how Mr. Ng tried to meet with his lawyer as part of a drawn-out process to be …

Detention, Enforcement »

[18 Dec 2008 | No Comment | ]

The contract to detain Immigrant families at a controversial detention center in Texas is up for renewal and opponents say the economic crisis is reason to let the agreement drop. They also cite the possibility that President-elect Obama will follow-up on his campaign promise to adjust immigration enforcement policy, and even move the Department of Homeland Security to the Commerce Department.
12/18/2008   Press Release:  T Don Hutto Contract Risky Business

Opponents to the T Don Hutto prison for non-criminal immigrant families and children located in Taylor, Texas, have consistently protested its basic inhumane conception …

Detention, Policy »

[23 Nov 2008 | No Comment | ]

The South Florida Sun-Sentinal reports on the Vera Institute‘s latest collaboration with immigration enforcement officials:
It saves time and millions of taxpayer dollars, and it has just arrived in South Florida
Immigration court’s Legal Orientation Program, which kicked off last month at Miami’s Krome Detention Center, shaves an average of 13 days off the time it takes to process cases. That means immigrants get a quicker decision on whether they’re getting deported or set free. And that translates into millions in savings on detention costs and a more efficient immigration court system.
For …