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[5 Feb 2009 | No Comment | ]

Corrections Corporation of America is touring the Donald W. Wyatt detention center, the Providence Journal reports, suggesting the facility may be on the market.

According to W. Zachary Malinowski, Mayor Charles D. Moreau confirmed CCA — and other private prison operators — has shown interest in buying the jail, and that CCA representatives toured the facility Thursday.
The facility first gained media attention last August when Hiu Lui “Jason” Ng, a 33-year-old computer engineer from New York, died of complications from cancer while in detention. Critics criticized it for providing inadequate medical …

Detention, Enforcement, Policy, Uncategorized »

[29 Jan 2009 | No Comment | ]

We reported earlier that guards at a private detention center in Rhode Island could face criminal charges for the death of an immigrant in their care. Now, The Providence Journal reports they will not.
Rhode Island prosecutors said Monday they would not bring any criminal charges in the cancer-related death of an immigration detainee at a detention facility where federal officials acknowledged the man was mistreated.
Attorney General Patrick Lynch said the state police investigation had focused primarily on whether Hiu Lui “Jason” Ng had been denied access to medical care …

Detention, Enforcement »

[23 Jan 2009 | No Comment | ]
Wyatt Detention Facility Update

The Providence Journal reported last Friday that Central Falls Mayor Charles D. Moreau has replaced three members of the jail’s five-member corporation board. The decision came after ICE announced that it would terminate its contract with the facility, following an ICE investigation.
Currently, the facility receives almost $102 per immigrant detainee a day from the federal government, and is expected to lose $100,000 a week because of the terminated contract with ICE.
The facility gained media attention last August when Hiu Lui “Jason” Ng, a 33-year-old computer engineer from New York, …