COVID-19 Behind The Walls

By Miranda Crissman, Workers.org. -

At least 48,764 cases of COVID-19 have been reported among prisoners. The data suggest that even these numbers may be underreported. Texas leads in the number of cases with 7,757, followed by the [...]

‘Please Help Us’: Those On The Inside Are In Grave Danger

By Priyanka Bhatt and Azadeh Shahshahani, Colorlines. -

Nationally, over 14,000 incarcerated individuals and 606 detained immigrants have tested positive for COVID-19, with new cases doubling in prisons every week. In Georgia, 286 individuals [...]

Inmates At Privately-Run ICE Camp Go On Hunger Strike

By Alan Macleod, Mintpress News. -

Amidst a COVID-19 outbreak, around 100 detained migrants at a private, for-profit prison in Farmville, VA, have collectively gone on hunger strike, demanding their release on medical and humane [...]

“Everybody’s Scared”: Panic At Immigrant Detention Center After Positive Coronavirus Test

By Emily Kassie, Themarshallproject.org -

Panic has gripped an immigrant detention center in New Jersey where a staffer tested positive for COVID-19 last week, according to several detainees who complained in telephone interviews that [...]

Auto Honking Protest Against ICE, Supports Hunger Strike Inside

By Never Again Action, Threadreaderapp.com -

Almost 100 cars here on multiple blocks, surrounding the Hudson County Detention Center in New Jersey! The detention centers must be emptied before they turn into death camps. ICE won’t do it; [...]

Hundreds Of County Jails Detained Immigrants For ICE

By Emily Ryo and Ian Peacock, Theconversation.com -

On a typical day in 2017, for instance, Theo Lacy Facility in Orange, California, operated by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, held about 500 individuals for ICE and received US$118 per [...]

After 68 Days, Hunger Strikers In ICE Custody Are On The Brink Of Death

By Mike Ludwig, Truthout. -

New Orleans, Louisiana — With hunger strikes sweeping immigration jails across the country, two Indian asylum seekers protesting their incarceration at a remote Immigration and Customs [...]

More Than 25 Cities Light Up The Night Against Prisons & Migrant Detention Camps

By Staff, Itsgoingdown.org -

On New Year’s Eve, in over 25 cities across so-called North America, anarchists, abolitionists, and autonomous anti-capitalists took part in noise demonstrations outside of ICE detention [...]

Torture Exposed In Cobb County Detention Center

By Arielle Robinson, Workers.org -

Formerly incarcerated people from the Cobb County Adult Detention Center and loved ones of those currently incarcerated spoke out about the horrid conditions at a town hall meeting at Life Church [...]

Letting Our Values Out Of Their Cage

By Robert C. Koehler, Commonwonders.com -

My God, they put Jesus and his parents in cages, as though that’s what U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents would do — you know, keep the spirit of love and compassion from entering the United [...]

Activists Help ICE Agents Quit Their Jobs

By Never Again Atlanta, Quit ICE. -

This service is provided by Never Again Action: Atlanta, the local chapter of the national Never Again Action organization. As a Jewish-led organization, we believe we were taught to never let [...]

Public Letter And Demands From A Kemper Museum Employee

By Staff, Shutdownicenow.org -

Since August 15th, I have not felt comfortable or safe at work due to ongoing efforts made by the museum board, executive staff members, and administration staff to diminish and inaccurately [...]

Democrats Oppose Child Detention On The Border– And Jewish Activists Call For The Same Stance On Palestine

By Michael Arria, Mondoweiss.net -

Massachusetts Rep. Stephen Lynch recently held a town hall meeting where he criticized the conditions along the southern border and talked about his tour of ICE and border patrol facilities in El [...]

Wyatt Detention Facility Correctional Officer Put On Leave After Truck Drives Into Protesters

By Kevin G. Andrade, Providencejournal.com -

Officials at the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility have placed a correctional officer on administrative leave after a pickup truck drove into protesters who were blocking the entrance to the [...]

Resistance To Private Prison Industry Mounts Amid Debate Over Trump’s Immigration Detention Policies

By Lauren-Brooke "L.B." Eisen, Brennancenter.org -

Controversy over immigration policy is shining an unwelcome spotlight on the private prison industry, which runs detention facilities that house tens of thousands of immigrants. The private [...]