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Hunger Strike at Texas Detention Center Swells Into the Hundreds (Updated)

Cristina Parker, immigration programs director for Grassroots Leadership, speaking at a rally to end family detention on May 2 in Dilley, Texas

The strike at a Texas immigrant detention facility has swelled to almost 500 since last Wednesday, according to Grassroots Leadership, an organization that forms part of a larger umbrella group known as Texans United for Families.

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Report: Taxpayers Responsible for Helping Keep For-Profit Prison Operators Financially Afloat

Correctional corporations make money whether cells are empty or occupied, according to the new report.

A new report on for-profit private prisons shows how correctional corporations make money whether cells are empty or occupied, depending on citizens to pay “low-crime taxes” when occupancy is down in order to cushion corporations’ bottom lines.

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