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New @ACLU report: Warehoused & Forgotten – Immigrants Trapped in Our Shadow #PrivatePrisons System

June 10, 2014

via Carl Takei, Staff Attorney, National Prison Project, American Civil Liberties Union

Screen Shot 2014-06-10 at 9.09.22 AMEDTI am very pleased to announce a new report by the ACLU and ACLU of Texas, “Warehoused and Forgotten: Immigrants Trapped in Our Shadow Private-Prison System” (June 2014).  Every year, the federal Bureau of Prisons subjects tens of thousands of immigrants to lengthy prison sentences simply for unlawfully crossing the border. These nonviolent immigrants are hidden in a shadow system of privately run Criminal Alien Requirement (CAR) prisons. Our a multi-year investigation of the five CAR prisons in Texas uncovered evidence of abysmal conditions, families torn apart, and the excessive use of isolated confinement. For too long, CAR facilities have operated in the shadows, effectively free from public scrutiny.  That ends now.

See the report and other materials summarizing our findings online at: aclu.org/CARabuse

Please read and share links widely.  Also, if you have Twitter, we are using the hashtag #CARabuse to promote the report.  Some suggested tweets:
*        New ACLU, ACLU TX report on BOP’s warehousing of immigrants in a shadow for-profit prison system http://bit.ly/1pFtl11 #CARabuse
*        New ACLU, ACLU TX report: “the symbol of everything wrong w/ criminalizing #immigration and #massincarceration http://bit.ly/1pFtl11 #CARabuse

Please feel free to get in touch with me if you have any questions about the report!

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