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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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[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 …

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[10 Nov 2008 | No Comment | ]

The Nov./Dec. 2008 edition of NACLA Report on the Americas features a report by Renee Feltz examining how immigration officials have teamed up with the Department of Justice, federal judges, and the nation’s largest private prison company to merge immigration and criminal policy. Many undocumented immigrants now face jail time pending their immigration hearing in civil court. The resulting surge in prosecutions is staggering: About 60,000 immigrants will face charges in fiscal year 2008. See PDF of story here: nacla_feltz
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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.

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[26 Aug 2008 | No Comment | ]
CONTRACTS

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.