Friday, July 25, 2008

Mother Jones on Texas' Immigration Detention Industry & Hutto

Mother Jones' Stephanie Mencimer tells the story of an industry on the edge of collapse...until 9/11 and virtual government bailout of the struggling private prison industry.  The solution to lagging inmate populations? stagnant stock prices? empty jails?  Detain everyone suspected of immigration violations, including families...  Read the piece here

For more on detention and imprisonment from Mother Jones, see their prison archive