Friday, August 14, 2009

Immigration: When home is prison | The Economist

Immigration: When home is prison | The Economist

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  1. The T. Don Hutto Family Residential Centre was formerly a medium-security prison. In its new incarnation it is still run by the Corrections Corporation of America, a private prison company. "And inside, Hutto used to be just like a jail. Barbara Hines, director of the Immigration Clinic at the University of Texas’s law school, says that she was shocked when she started visiting: children were wearing prison uniforms and the parents were depressed and desperate. Everyone was cooped up in cells for most of the day, and the children had only an hour or so of lessons."

    What Barbara is talking about is her visit to the immigration facility in Texas where conditions are quite a bit shocking to see. Her descriptions pretty much say it all....



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