A year after Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced it would reform immigration detention, advocacy groups say the agency has fallen short on a few key counts: addressing alleged human rights violations and expanding alternatives to incarceration.Full Story
The GEO Group is a private company that operates prisons, juvenile justice centers, psychiatric hospitals and immigration detention centers worldwide -- and has big business in Texas.
The GEO Group has a troubled history here.
During the Texas Youth Comission's 2007 sexual abuse scandal, agency officials closed GEO's Coke County Juvenile Justice Center saying they'd found atrocious conditions ...
For two months, inmates in a South Texas immigrant detention facility have been on a staggered hunger strike — what the government calls “voluntary fasting" — to protest alleged abuse, lack of medical care and near-nil access to legal resources.Full Story
For the last year and a half, Tom Barry visited immigrant detention centers in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. Here's what he found.Full Story