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Karnes County Partners with Private Prison Company

May 26th, 2011 | Category: Karnes County

People in the GEO-run facilities around Texas and elsewhere describe abuse, overcrowding and a lack of medical care that would be called criminal in any other setting. There is more information on this petition:
http://www.change.org/petitions/tell-ice-no-new-immigrant-detention-center-in-karnes-co-texas
Background:
The Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has contracted with a private prison company with a history of abuse to build a new immigration detention center in Karnes County, Texas. The center is meant to hold asylum-seekers and other low-level immigration detainees.

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