August 30, 2018 -
CoreCivic's Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Georgia, has become infamous for its poor living conditions. A group of elected officials from Durham, North Carolina — all women of color — recently traveled to the rural facility to learn more about what their constituents face if arrested by ICE, and to consider how to prevent that from happening.
September 2, 2016 -
The same day a high-profile undocumented student who was recently released on bond from a private detention center in Georgia detailed his experience at a press conference, the Department of Homeland Security announced it would review whether to follow the lead of the Justice Department and cut ties with private prison contractors.
August 19, 2016 -
The decision comes following a government report finding serious safety and security problems in private prisons. But it does not help those being held in privately-run immigrant detention centers under the aegis of the Department of Homeland Security.
June 17, 2016 -
I recently had the opportunity to go to Washington to advocate for Central American youth who have been detained in Georgia. Their stories helped me understand the larger issue at hand: Black and Brown youth across the South are being criminalized.