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Wednesday, August 20, 2008. Keeping with yesterday's coverage, today's DN! goes to Postville, Iowa, the small town with the rare distinction of hosting ICE's largest workplace raid in history. This 3,000 person town lost 300 of its members in May, as ICE raided the Agriprocessors, Inc. plant located there. Now, families of detained workers are barred from leaving Postville and are monitored with ankle bracelets. Calling Postville "an open air prison," many women were left without support after their spouses were arrested and imprisoned. Left as single mothers, they worry about buying school supplies, feeding their children, and finding relief, but it's an uphill battle, as Monica Ramirez of the ACLU and Paul Ouderkirk of St. Bridget's Catholic Church report. It's not Hutto, but family detention is taking new forms.
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