Thursday, May 24, 2007

RE: RE: Immigrant Center Employee Fired For Detainee Contact

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Date: May 23, 2007 2:57 PM

I agree with Kevin !

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From: Kevin ~ Son of Liberty
Date: May 23, 2007 11:53 AM

Not to say that it does not occur in state and federal prisons but it is rampant in corporate ran institutions. As is always the case the corp is in it solely for the profit with no regards for those that they are entrusted to care for, provide service to or sell product too. The bottom line is the only concern - how to grow it and how to keep it - and be damned the well being of those who are sucked dry by corporations.

Privatization is not the way to go in any 'public service.' IMHO

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From: § Lori §
Date: May 23, 2007 11:50 AM

From: Warrior~aka~annie
Date: May 23, 2007 10:02 AM

Immigrant Center Employee Fired For Detainee Contact
May 22, 2007 07:02 PM

KXAN learned an employee at the T. Don Hutto Detention Center was
fired Monday for inappropriate contact with a detainee.

The controversial immigrant detention center in Taylor has only been
open for a year.

According to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency, or ICE,
which operates the facility, a male employee was fired after an
incident with a detainee early Sunday morning.

ICE spokeswoman Nina Pruneda released this statement to KXAN Tuesday:
"The agency was notified Sunday of alleged misconduct by a
Corrections Corporation of America employee ... involving 'relations'
between two adults at the facility."

Corrections Corporation of America is a private, for-profit company
contracted to staff the center.

The employee was immediately placed on administrative leave and fired
the next day.

Earlier this month protestors gathered outside after a United Nations
inspector was denied access inside.

KXAN was also denied repeated requests to tour the facility after
representatives said they made improvements to the interior.

Those calling for the facility to be closed said the government
should not be allowed to detain children.

The facility is hailed by ICE as a place that allows the agency to
enforce immigration laws while keeping families together during the
legal process.

KXAN learned about this incident through confidential sources who
said there is much more to this story.

KXAN has pressed the facility to release all its information and was
told that could happen soon.

The Williamson County Sheriff's Office was aware of the weekend
incident, but KXAN was told the incident report was not available.

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