The T. Don Hutto family detention center in Taylor, Texas, incarcerates children as young as infants.
Mothers and fathers are imprisoned with their children.
Many families at Hutto came to the United States fleeing persecution. Asylum-seekers fleeing civil conflict in Eastern Africa, Iraqi Christians fleeing religious persecution, and Central Americans seeking refuge from drug, gang and domestic violence.
And it’s all for-profit! Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) makes money on every parent and child locked up in Hutto.
More “family prisons” are planned. The Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced plans to build three new family detention centers, making permanent the system of family detention made infamous at Hutto.
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