Wed, 7 September 2016
The Justice Department says it will not renew any more contracts for privately-run prisons, because they create profits by cheaping out on everything from employee salaries and training to services for prisoners. But the Department of Human Services says it’s happy with its recent private contract for the biggest immigrant detention center ever in America. Susan Terrio of Georgetown University studied DHS’ treatment of undocumented children over a 5 year period. Her biggest problem: the Federal agencies’ policy of keeping hidden everything that happens to a child after he or she is taken into Border Patrol custody.