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Activists Need Support Following Protest at CCA Prison Earlier this Month

The two activists who were arrested at the June 4 protest at the Houston Processing Center are now each facing a felony charge and will need help with legal expenses. The protesters have many allies, including Free the Children, who has posted information about how to make donations to their legal fund. Although the protest was in Houston, it drew attention to the families trapped in the Hutto prison in Taylor, which, similarly to the prison in Houston, is run for Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) by Corrections Corporation of America.

 

The June 4th protest was timed to coincide with this month's G8 meeting in Germany, and call attention to how economic policies are increasingly creating winners and losers, and forcing millions of people to migrate from their homes. It's hard to imagine a more clear example of policies that enrich some people at the expense of others, than the rush to increase immigrant detention here in the U.S. and the private companies that have rushed in to collect many millions in profits.

 

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