07 May 2007

Blackout on U.N. Inspector Barred from Hutto Detention Facility

UN Human Rights Inspector Barred from Hutto Detention center in Taylor, TX!!!

&

CCA has been granted an exemption from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services!!!


(Hutto Detention Facility)

The UN human rights office in Geneva has stated that, Dr. Jorge Bustamante, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, was scheduled to tour the Hutto facility on Monday as part of an official fact-finding mission. But according to news reports, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency has denied U.N. Inspectors access to the facility.

They knew the inspection was coming and made a conscious decision to bar them.

Wake Up America!!!

(picture courtesy of Mother Jones.com)

From the Eye On Williamson blog:

Last week, from documents (Linked here - part 1 and part 2 [.PDF]) sent to us from Dave Maass of the San Antonio Current, EOW has learned that Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) applied for and was granted an exemption from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS). It’s interesting that CCA would want to keep DFPS out of its facility.


An article from December of 2006 from the Texas Civil Rights Review:
Citizens denounce Hutto jail before county commissioners.


I will follow this article up with more details as time and leads allow.

5 comments:

Sorry Sam said...

You were right about those damn detention centers and habeas corpus, rfid...I'm sorry dude. You were so right and I so didn't believe this sort of crap could happen here. I'm really getting scared for America. Did anyone else get forced to read this guys blog and then have to apologize? I said it...I know I said I would pay you $1000 if I ever said it, but you're gonna have to wait. Need it to emigrate the hell out!!!

Jane of Jack and Jane said...

Jerk. I hate it when you're right. You told us it was coming. You even mentioned the Hutto facility. But we are 5th generation Texans...you know we couldn't believe such a thing could happen here. We downloaded New Zealands immigration info tonight.

every mom said...

Moer about this place here. If there is a reason for myspace to cross into blogger, this is the one. http://www.myspace.com/free_the_children

QuirkyGirl123 said...

Here is the contact info for DFPS:

https://www.txabusehotline.org
1-800-252-5400

Regardless of the current exemption, I would think that the more phonecalls/emails sent in from unique individuals can still be helpful.

Erik said...

Love your contributions...Please keep them coming.