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Ostrich In-depth: 11 Immigration and Health Issues of 2011

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Dispatch From Detention: A Rare Look Inside Our ‘Humane’ Immigration Jails

Sam Kitching, a soft-spoken, round old man dressed in civilian clothes who works for the Sheriff’s department at the Baker County Jail put his hand on my shoulder and, addressing me as “young man,” said, “It’s very important that you be careful in there. They might have AIDS and might try to grab your hand and push something into it.”

“AIDS?” I ask.

“They could,” he said. “These men can be dangerous.”

A younger man dressed in a tight, dark green Sheriff’s uniform unlatched the door into one of the pods that holds several dozen federal immigration detainees. Read more >

United Methodist Church Approves Divestment in Prison Construction Industry

[NNIRR NOTE: Last week, the Umited Methodist Church voted to divest in both CCA and GEO, two major targets of the national prison divestment campaign and builders and promoters of more immigration detention centers. Now, more important news on UMC's policy.]

For Immediate Release January 3, 2012

GBPHB Board Approves Private Prison Investment Screen Read more >

President Obama Signs Indefinite Detention Bill Into Law

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A Broken, Dangerous System

Published: December 4, 2011

After reports of chronic abuses — of detainees beaten and sometimes left to die of untreated injuries and illness — the Obama administration in 2009 vowed an overhaul of the nation’s immigration detention system, the sprawling patchwork of prisons and prison-like institutions that confines nearly 400,000 people a year as they await deportation or asylum. Read more >

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