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Private Prison Nightmare For Immigrants In Georgia

Business  (tags: Corrections Corporation of America, private prison, Lumpkin, Georgia, Stewart, immigrant detention facility, ICE, nightmarish conditions, human rights violations )

- 1633 days ago -
Reports are mounting of a living nightmare in Lumpkin, Georgia, at Stewart, a 1,750-bed detention facility housing immigrants facing potential deportation. The Corrections Corporation of America operates the facility for profit.


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Roger G (148)
Wednesday December 3, 2014, 12:24 pm
noted, thanks

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday December 3, 2014, 12:50 pm
Sadly noted.

Robert O (12)
Wednesday December 3, 2014, 1:20 pm
That's horrible. No human being should have to endure conditions or treatment like that. Privatization is an evil that is spreading like a virus and is caused by human greed and the nature of people grabbing for money anywhere they can get their grubby paws on it.

Lois Jordan (63)
Wednesday December 3, 2014, 1:37 pm
Noted. Thanks, Judy. This is what the GOP push for privatization of practically everything is---the antithesis of what our country was built on. The Corrections Corporation of America is a massive thorn in the side of our prison system. Much of the treatment of these immigrants is tantamount to torture.

From article: "Current U.S. legislation is read by some members of Congress to require that at least 34,000 immigrants be held in detention beds at all times at a cost of $2 billion annually."
"That's why executive action by the president on deportations should be accompanied by closing inhumane facilities like Stewart and ending the bed quota once and for all."

Joanne Dixon (37)
Wednesday December 3, 2014, 2:01 pm
Excuse my language, but what the HELL is a permanent legal resident of the US who is a veteran of service in the US Armed Forces doing in a deportation center anyway? How many of these people are NOT undocumented but were stuck in here because reasons? How many, I wonder, ARE US citizens? If they can make one mistake like that, they can make lots more, including many more egregious. As a veteran myself, even one veteran treated like this rouses my ire, but, as I say, it has to be more than one.

Judy C (91)
Wednesday December 3, 2014, 6:22 pm
I wholeheartedly agree with all your comments, folks. And Joanne, I also would like to know why Mr. Alcides, a veteran, was in this deplorable facility. So far, protests have not put an end to these conditions. I hope the renewed effort being planned for this weekend will have an effect. CCA has no business operating anything.

Jonathan Harper (0)
Thursday December 4, 2014, 12:37 am

Sheryl G (359)
Thursday December 4, 2014, 12:37 pm
Despite years of advocacy by detained immigrants, their family members, and human rights organizations, conditions have worsened.

Three words explains a lot.......PRISONS FOR PROFIT

This is also suppose to be addressed at the march, it is beyond Ferguson, Eric Garner, and the 12 year old boy, it is a breakdown of the so called Justice system from start to finish. This is one of the major things that the Justice Party was wanting to tackle and work on. But people either don't know about 3rd Parties or will not vote for 3rd Parties. A shame because look at the failures we have with the 2 Parties running the show.
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Charlene Rush (79)
Tuesday December 9, 2014, 10:41 pm
Any lunatic that could not have foreseen the repercussions of private prisons, isn't playing with a full deck.
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