An incarcerated immigrant woman alleges guards sexually harassed and assaulted her and other women at a private immigrant detention center in Taylor, Texas, and retaliated against those who spoke out. Twenty-three year old Laura Monterrosa is currently detained at the T. Don Hutto Residential Center, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
The Supreme Court ruled against GEO Group and CCA, which sought to block the release of records related to their government contracts.
Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola welcome Azadeh Shahshahani, who is a legal and advocacy director for Project South. She joins the show to talk about a report she worked on called “Imprisoned Justice: Inside Two Georgia Immigrant Detention Centers.” Shahshahani addresses how asylum seekers and immigrants are denied due
Immigrants In Georgia Detention Centers Put In Solitary For Hunger Strikes, Demanding Medical Treatment
Georgia immigrant detention centers frequently put asylum seekers and other migrants into solitary confinement as punishment for going on hunger strike.
Class action lawsuit by pretrial immigrant detainees may force GEO Group and other private prison companies to move away from slave labor.
Teachers and students were there to protest Obama’s record on deportations, and demand Clinton and Obama release refugee youth.
Immigration officials often do not provide any information about what is happening to them, or mislead them about the fact that they are being sent back.
“Life in the detention center is very hopeless. You re in one room, your dorm, 24/7. You eat there, sleep there, there’s no access to going outside.”
ICE continues to deny there is an inmate demonstration taking place at T. Don Hutto as hunger striker claim retaliation against them is intensifying.
Guards at the Hutto Detention Center in Texas, are retaliating against immigrant detainees engaged in a hunger strike to protest their living conditions.