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Thursday, March 5, 2009

America's Family Prison

T. Don Hutto - What About Human Rights?

Did you know that the federal government has not only set up but is also currently operating a prison that holds entire families - including infants, children and nursing and pregnant women?

As part of the Bush administration policy to end what they termed the "catch and release'" of undocumented immigrants, the U.S. government Department of Homeland Security opened the T. Don Hutto Residential Center in May 2006 as a prototype family detention facility. The facility is a former medium-security prison in central Texas operated by CCA, the largest private prison operator in the country. The facility houses immigrant children and their parents from all over the world who are awaiting asylum hearings or deportation proceedings. Located 30 miles north of Austin, it is the first family detention center in the country to be based on the penal model, though plans were quickly made to build more.

It's located in Taylor, Texas and it's operated by Corrections Corporation of America, a privately owned corporation. What is T Don Hutto? The T Don Hutto facility holds men, women (some pregnant), children, and infants, none of whom have a criminal past. Administered by the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), the country's largest for-profit corrections company, Hutto lacks proper licensing and medical facilities, and has been proven to traumatize families.

This short film by Matt Gossage and Lily Keber is one of the only public reports on this prison. Otherwise
this subject has been entirely censored by the US news media.

For more information about this deplorable prison:

Click here: T. DON HUTTO

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