Listen: The Anatomy of a private “prison” riot
June 12, 2012
Two weeks a go, a riot unfolded in a private immigrant detention center in Natchez, Mississippi. The events left one guard dead and twenty people injured. The facility is run by Corrections Corporation of America(CCA) and is similar to the detention center they are trying to build in South Florida.
Listen here as the hosts of “Let’s Talkb About It” talk about what started the riot in the CCA facility and why other towns with similar facilities should or shouldn’t be worried. Some of the guests are: Kathy Bird (Florida Immigrant Coalition/CCA Go Away Campaign), Bill Chandler (Mississippi Immigrant Rights Association), Gail Tyree (Grassroots Leadership),Kimberly Schultz (Teamsters Local 2011) and Azadeh Shahshahani (ACLU of Georgia, plus check out their report here)
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