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[13 Jun 2010 | No Comment | ]

ICE plans to make nine facilities more humane, by eliminating lock-downs, increasing visitor time, and providing e-mail access and Internet-based free phone service, the agency says.
The list of changes were leaked in a memo to the Houston Chronicle this week as it begins to implement the changes in low-risk units. Some of the changes will take place in 30 days, while others will take longer.
Other changes to be implemented will include allowing detainees to wear regular clothes, offering movie nights, bingo, dance and cooking classes, fresh plants, and four hours …

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[14 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]
Large turn out for Friends First 10th Annual Columbus Day March & Vigil

Some 200 people turned out for the Friends First 10th Annual Columbus Day March and Vigil. Attendees met on the corner of Dowd and Evans St. and marched to the Elizabeth Detention Center operated by Corrections Corp of America. Speakers and performers included Shai Goldstein, executive director of the NJ Immigration Policy Network, a poetry reading by Pradeep Thap, poet, journalist and a detainee in 2001 and 2002, David Fraccaro, Coordinator Sojourners Visitor Program, and Bill Westerman, IRATE Director & Princeton University Professor. For more visit, http://www.paxsummit.blogspot.com/.
Photos Courtsey of Kathy …

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[26 Aug 2008 | No Comment | ]

In San Diego, the ACLU lawsuit prompted ICE to move some of the detainees to other detention centers. It also prompted CCA to propose constructing a new facility nearby that would hold four times more detainees. Thus, rather than being penalized for overcrowding, the company may even end up winning a new contract.