Broward Detention Facility Criticized For Treatment of Immigrants

Jan 14, 2013
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Two young adults who were brought to this country illegally as children turned themselves in so they could investigate accusations of human rights abuses inside a privately-operated 700-bed facility for illegal immigrants.

Source: Theledger

They are immigrants, accused of entering the country without legal authorization or staying longer than permitted. Their treatment - at the hands of the federal government and the Boca Raton-based firm hired to keep them at the 700-bed Broward Transitional Center - has become a growing controversy since July, when a detainee went on hunger strike and activists staged protests demanding a halt to the confinement and deportation of foreigners with no serious criminal histories.

Read more at: Theledger