Thursday, June 7, 2012

Report Slams Immigration Detention in Georgia

The ACLU of Georgia recently released a report on conditions facing immigrants detained in Georgia, who are held in one of four facilities (3 of which are privately operated).  CCA runs two of those prisons. The information for the report was compiled from interviews with immigrants who had spent time in the facilities; they detailed problems they faced with procedural due process, access to medical care, and the treatment of inmates.  CCA got its panties in a bunch over the report, blasting the ACLU in saying it had made over-broad generalizations and failed to paint a clear and comprehensive picture of immigration detention in Georgia.  Which is awfully rich coming from a company that refuses to publicly discuss the merits of its business model and actively attempts to thwart oversight and accountability for its many transgressions.

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