Thursday, June 21st, 2018

Prisoners of Profit: ACLU Challenges Georgia’s Immigration Jails

"The report, “Prisoners of Profit,” was based on
documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, as well as
tours and interviews at Georgia's four federal immigration facilities.  Three
of those facilities, including the 1,750-bed Stewart Detention Center,
are run by private corporations. The report challenges the wisdom of the
private model, alleging the “systemic violation of immigrant detainees’
civil and human rights while detained in substandard prison-like
conditions ill suited for civil detainees.”  The
report highlights a number of instances in which detainees were
allegedly coerced by staffers at the centers into signing “Stipulated
Orders of Removal,” which allow them to be deported without a court
hearing.  In some cases, guards