Until Hutto is closed!!!!
The children at the T. Don Hutto Residential Center in Taylor, 35 miles northeast of Austin, live in cells; they wear uniforms and receive inadequate medical and educational services, are often cold and hungry, separated from their parents as punishment, and until recently received one hour of schooling per day and rarely played outside.
They are guilty of no crimes, and endanger no one. Their parents, who are incarcerated here because they are seeking asylum after fleeing such circumstances as war, torture, political persecution and rape, or are accused of violating civil immigration laws, have committed no crimes. Many of the children are US Citizens.
Teachers at the center are not required to be licensed in Texas, and the state�s family welfare agency exempted Hutto from child care licensing requirements. Along with one other, less prison-like facility in Pennsylvania, Hutto is operated without official regulations.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the arm of Homeland Security that runs the two centers, relies on custody rules designed for inmates
Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), a for profit company running the majority of privatized prisons in the US, is paid 2.8 million dollars a month (7k per child per month or 84k per child per year) to keep these children behind bars.
It would cost less to put them up at the Austin Hilton with room service.
In contrast, putting a monitoring bracelet/anklet on a parent costs $660 per month.
In past years CCA has made political contributions to key Texas politicians, 100k to Tom Delay and 10k to Governor Perry. Overall, for profit prison companies contributed roughly 519k to state level political campaigns in one year alone. Lt Governor Dewhurt's cut was 53k, while House Speaker Craddick received 34.9k.
Why free the children when keeping them locked up makes so much money?
Who We Are
Free The Children are loosely knit, but highly motivated grass roots volunteers who are working to bring attention to the incarceration of these children and ultimately close Hutto down.
How Can You Help?
Just by reading this myspace page and the blog posts, you are helping. http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=171847268&MyToken=27c6f963-cdff-4f43-847a-8529f8b05c4a
The more you know about this horrible situation, the better you'll be able to communicate your outrage to others.
And that is how you can truly help!
PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD
Help spread the word!
Please REPOST bulletins.
Please encourage your friends to check out the blog posts, subscribe to the blog and to add Free The Children of Texas's Hutto Prison to their friends lists. The secrecy and media black out surrounding this facility help keep it open for business.
Please consider writing your elected representatives in the House and Senate. For those in Texas, that includes state officials.
The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services issued Corrections Corporation of America a waiver normally given to Sunday Schools to operate here in Texas. Tell your representatives and senators to stop ICE and CCA from stealing chilldhoods to create corporate profits!
Man, I think I like this board.
Hilltown, didn't you mean Fuck Off, or didn't they teach you the difference in your government run sorry ass sack of shit school. There's a reason for privatization because the public sector is a whole hell of a lot more efficient than the 800,000lb gorilla we call our governemnt.
Anyway, I think you meant Fuck Off, so why don't you!
That's right, we won't stop!
Corrections Corporation of America Announces 2-for-1 Stock Split
Thursday June 7, 8:30 am ET
Now in regards to your bleeding heart, liberal ass drivel, boo F_CKING hoo!
I certainly will not help spread your propagandist CRAP! We should be deporting these illegal aliens, but since we're not because the government won't enforce the laws already on the books, I'm more than happy to make a profit by owning shares of CXW. I'd much rather have CXW providing these very much needed services than the government since CXW can do it on a more cost effective basis. In fact, I may buy some more shares!
Blind ! You and your kind are the biggest threat against this country...You better wake up and do some research ohh wait u cant research anything in front of your boob tube! Liberal??? haha maybe look into yourself and see if you have anything to contribute other then some phrase that you heard on FOX news .. You are making money on children in detention camps that's the bottom line..Republican, democrat conservative liberal use all these delusional descriptions to justify what your doing in your own head maybe you'll understand when you yourself are in one. youll say " Wow i helped this happen" HAHA thatll be good! Then youll wish you had some bleeding heart liberal trying to free you ! Go back to you TV! And ur 2 cars and pretend that "everything's OK"