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IN THE NEWS

March 31, 2012


Demonstrators March Against Proposed CCA Facility in Illinois – Chicago Tribune
About 40 people began a 40 mile march yesterday in opposition to a proposal to build a CCA-owned detention facility in Crete, Illinois that would hold nearly 800 ICE detainees.

 

March 29, 2012


Morals Before Profit – Tucson Weekly
Corazón de Tucson and Fuerza! coalition members organize against CCA and call for the resignation of former U.S. Senator Dennis DeConcini from the company’s Board of Directors.

 

March 28, 2012


Senate Passes Bill to Kill Crete Detention Center – Chicago Sun Times
A bill approved by the Illinois state senate would prohibit the state and its municipalities from contracting with for-profit companies to manage detention centers.

 

March 27, 2012


Widow of ICE Detainee Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit – Atlanta Journal Constitution
The American Civil Liberties Union has filed suit on behalf of Sara Hernandez-Gonzalez, the widow of Roberto Medina-Martinez who died of a heart condition after being denied medical treatment while held in ICE custody at CCA’s Stewart Detention Center.

 

March 25, 2012


Lobbyists, Guns and Money – New York Times
The prison industry benefits from “crony capitalism” and a climate of fear and racism while CCA and its allies are behind the legislation that has excused Trayvon Martin’s killer from accountability in Florida.

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