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New Blog via @DeportNation: Speaking Out from “In Detention”

January 13, 2011

via Renée Feltz & Deportation Nation

As part of our Share Your Story project Deportation Nation is launching “In Detention,” a blog of letters from a 27-year-old college graduate who ran a small construction clean-up company in Arizona until he was stopped by police for a traffic infraction in late summer of 2010.

After Yogi (not his real name) was arrested and fingerprinted his information was shared with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). He was then transferred from jail to ICE custody because he lacked proper immigration papers. Yogi has lived in the United States since 1990.

Deportation Nation is publishing his letters as a blog from the Florence Correctional Center, a private detention center in Arizona that is owned by the Corrections Corporation of America.

Click here to read Yogi’s first four posts and learn more about his experiences.

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