ALCU releases report on treatment of undocumented immigrants in private Texas prisons









The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) released a report on the treatment of non-violent undocumented prisoners at private facilities. The report focused on five facilities in Texas.
Criminal alien requirement (CAR) prisons are privately-owned facilities that run under contract with the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) in Texas. The facilities house non-violet undocumented individuals that have re-entered the country after being deported. The report looked at the treatment of non-citizens at these locations over a five-year period.
According to the report by 2012, BOP was holding 23 700 people convicted of immigration offenses in its custody on a daily basis. It looked at medical understaffing and extreme cost-cutting measures that reportedly limit prisoners’ access to emergency and routine medical care. Read more here


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