Tuesday, May 19, 2009

T. Don Hutto featured on The Sanctuary blog

Award-winning blog, The Sanctuary, posted on the patterns of abuse in immigrant detention centers here in the US, beginning with T. Don Hutto.  While the case of sexual abuse at Hutto is a couple years old, issues like the shackling of women giving birth and medical care continue to plague the immigration detention system.   Regardless of the fact that the CCA staff person involved in Hutto sexual abuse case claimed it was a consensual relationship, as one of the largest corrections companies in the US, CCA should have been well aware of the rules prohibiting sexual relationships between guards and staff.  In a context where the staff stands between mundane items like blankets and toys and essential services like medical care, there can never be an equal and consensual relationship between a male guard and detained female.  

Check out the Sanctuary's other posts, too- a great resources for US immigration news.