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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 …

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[28 Dec 2008 | No Comment | ]
Williamson County renews family detention contract

In a 4-1 vote, Williamson County in Taylor, Texas decided to renew its contract with Corrections Corp. of America-run family detention facility  T. Don Hutto. Williamson County Commissioners made the decision on Tuesday, Dec. 23.
The much-criticized 512-bed facility, a former medium-security prison, has been used to detain immigrants awaiting hearings since 2006. It is one of two facilities that house families. The other is the Berks County Shelter Car Facility in PA.

According to the Austin American-Statesmen, Precinct 4 Commission Ron Morrison said, “If I thought kids and adults were being …

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[16 Dec 2008 | No Comment | ]

Saturday, December 20, 2008
Time: 3-5 PM
Location: Don T. Hutto Detention Center
1001 Welch St.
Taylor, TX
More on: tdonhutto.blogstpot.com
Please join organizations and individuals from across the state in the third annual December vigil to end family detention, Saturday, December 20th, from 3-5pm.
Organizers will deliver more than 500 toys, books, and children’s clothes to the facility in time for the holiday season. Toys should be in their original packaging and not be on any recall-list to be accepted into the facility. More information at TDonHutto.blogspot.com.
Austin carpool will leave 2604 E. Cesar Chavez in Austin …

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[26 Aug 2008 | No Comment | ]

The math is simple. More demand for immigrant detention beds, plus more government funding, equals more business for Corrections Corporation of America. Every year since 2003, the company has made record profits.