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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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[26 Aug 2008 | No Comment | ]
PROFITS

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.