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More Protests of Private Detention Centers Planned

As Kathleen pointed out yesterday, this Saturday will see another vigil at Correction Corporation of America’s T. Don Hutto family detention center in Taylor, Texas.

It will be the first in number of upcoming protests against private detention centers in Texas. A list has been posted by our friends at the Texas Civil Rights Review.

Saturday, October 6: Val Verde County's GEO Detention Center protest. Texas Jail Project, Grassroots Leadership, and Freedom Ambassadors are collaborating on a protest against the notorious Val Verde County GEO facility.

Friday & Saturday, October 12-13: Raymondville Walk II. The Raymondville tent prison camp is the most repugnant of all prison camps. We will conduct a walk from Harlingen on Friday the 12th and Saturday the 13th...and hold a vigil midday on the 13th.

Sunday - Tuesday, October 14-16. Hutto Walk III. The most flagrant of all prisons in America. Innocent children are victims of a government without a conscience. We will conduct a walk from the Hutto family prison camp in Taylor, Texas on Sunday, October 14-and arrive at the County Commissioners Court in Georgetown on the 16th. We will then support the local residents of Williamson County as they challenge the County Commissioners that signed and renewed the contracts and leases to imprison innocent children.

LULAC National and the Cesar Chavez Legacy Foundation are collaborating with Freedom Ambassadors with these walks and vigils.

Texas Prison Bid’ness will be at many of these demonstrations and will send reports.

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