Texas has become the epicenter of immigrant family detention, where many families are detained in prison-like conditions and exploited by local judges.
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The world’s largest for-profit prison has minimal oversight, overcharged the federal government by $2.1 million, arbitrarily punishes protesting inmates and suffers from severe understaffing, according to a report released Thursday morning by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Inspector General.
When women and children seeking asylum are detained in Texas, they encounter an immigration system that seems designed to discourage them at every turn.
Karnes County residents debate the expansion of an immigrant family detention facility in their community.
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 […]