Karnes County residents debate the expansion of an immigrant family detention facility in their community.
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Terrell State Hospital needs help, badly. So why is Texas privatizing the psychiatric facility—and picking a notorious company to run it?
As the number of detention beds for migrant children and families grows rapidly, including two facilities in Texas, advocates and attorneys worry that abuse will increase too.
Proven, common-sense alternatives to detention, including monitoring and case management, are available at a savings of more than $1 billion a year.
Immigrants in a for-profit detention center in Conroe are refusing to eat in protest of conditions at the facility and the record number of deportations.
This story was produced as part of a joint venture with Reporting Texas, an online publication at the University of Texas-Austin’s School of Journalism. […]
This week Immigration and Custom Enforcement unveiled its new 608-bed detention facility in Karnes County, 60 miles southeast of San Antonio. The facility, which […]