ACLU: "Shocking Abuse" of Immigrants at Private Prisons

Editor's note: This story has been updated throughout to include responses from the private prison operators and the federal Bureau of Prisons.

Thousands of non-citizens are subjected to abusive and dangerous conditions in privately run federal prisons in Texas, according to a report by the American Civil Liberties Union released Tuesday.

The report, which comes after a five-year investigation that began in 2009, describes pervasive overcrowding, squalid conditions, insufficient medical care and overuse of isolation units at Texas’ Criminal Alien Requirement prisons, which house people convicted of federal offenses who are scheduled to be deported after completing their sentences ...

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