Thursday, May 19, 2011
Those are the words used by Pedro Guzman to describe the treatment he received at the Stewart Detention Center in Georgia, run by CCA. Guzman, who's been in this country for 23 years and has a wife and son who are both citizens, was forced into Stewart for over a year and a half on a supposed immigration violation (he was later granted a green card). He described some of the hellacious treatment prisoners receive, amounting to a constant screaming match between COs and the immigrants housed there. He said, "The treatment you get is like you’re an animal. I have two dogs, and I treat my dogs much better than the detainees are treated in there."