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Stewart Detention Center - Visit 9_17_11

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Oakhurst Presbyterian and North Decatur Presbyterian Churches visited Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin GA on 9/17/11.

  • Excellente. Wish i could have been there with you!
    The house where i'm staying, there is a woman who helps clean the house, Laura. Her husband is in the states, been deported once, and lives in fear in the U.S.
    saludos desde guatemala city.
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Stewart Detention Center - Visit 9_17_11

  1. 1. Stewart Detention and USSeptember 2011
  2. 2. Lumpkin GA: 1,300 people, 2 hours from Atlanta
  3. 3. Lumpkin GA: 1,300 people, 2 hours from Atlanta
  4. 4. Lumpkin GA: 1,300 people, 2 hours from Atlanta
  5. 5. Lumpkin GA: 1,300 people, 2 hours from Atlanta
  6. 6. Not much happening in Lumpkin nowadays
  7. 7. Nowhere to stay in Lumpkin. Nearesthotels is this great place in Richland.
  8. 8. Nowhere to stay in Lumpkin. Nearesthotels is this great place in Richland.
  9. 9. Nowhere to stay in Lumpkin. Nearesthotels is this great place in Richland.
  10. 10. The biggest thing going in Lumpkin,literally, is the Stewart Detention Center.
  11. 11. The biggest thing going in Lumpkin,literally, is the Stewart Detention Center.
  12. 12. El Refugio and Anton Flores coordinated our visit on September 17
  13. 13. El Refugio and Anton Flores coordinated our visit on September 17
  14. 14. El Refugio and Anton Flores coordinated our visit on September 17
  15. 15. Members from Oakhurst Presybyterianand North Decatur Presbyterian, outside El Refugio
  16. 16. What you see on the way into Stewart Detention.
  17. 17. What you see on the way into Stewart Detention.
  18. 18. What you see on the way into Stewart Detention.
  19. 19. Layers of fence and barb wire
  20. 20. Not the visitation room at Stewart, but they look very similar
  21. 21. • 4 children Jose• 11 years• Apartment cleaning business One detainee that we met. Key emotion was shame. Jose was ashamed to tell his kids where he was.
  22. 22. • 4 children Jose• 11 years• Apartment cleaning business One detainee that we met. Key emotion was shame. Jose was ashamed to tell his kids where he was.
  23. 23. • 4 children Jose• 11 years• Apartment cleaning business One detainee that we met. Key emotion was shame. Jose was ashamed to tell his kids where he was.
  24. 24. • 4 children Jose• 11 years• Apartment cleaning business One detainee that we met. Key emotion was shame. Jose was ashamed to tell his kids where he was.
  25. 25. Julio• 31 years old• 2 girls, 5 and 9• Worked as a roofer 20 miles away• Pulled over for having a license plate light outJulio wanted to make a better life for he and his family.
  26. 26. Julio• 31 years old• 2 girls, 5 and 9• Worked as a roofer 20 miles away• Pulled over for having a license plate light outJulio wanted to make a better life for he and his family.
  27. 27. Julio• 31 years old• 2 girls, 5 and 9• Worked as a roofer 20 miles away• Pulled over for having a license plate light outJulio wanted to make a better life for he and his family.
  28. 28. Julio• 31 years old• 2 girls, 5 and 9• Worked as a roofer 20 miles away• Pulled over for having a license plate light outJulio wanted to make a better life for he and his family.
  29. 29. Bernabe Guadalupe Hernandez• Been in the US since 4• Speaks very little Spanish• Arrested during a night out with friends• 3.50 GPA
  30. 30. Pedro Guzman• In US since 8 yrs old• Arrested in front of family• 18 months in Stewart
  31. 31. The Stewart 8 - arrested during the Pedro Guzman march in 2010
  32. 32. Why?
  33. 33. CCA runs and maintains the Stewart Detention Center
  34. 34. "You just sell it you wereselling cars or real estateor hamburgers." - TomBeasley, founder of CCA
  35. 35. • Houses 80,000 inmates in 66 facilities • Revenue from Federal customers (like ICE) rose 9.4% in 2010 to $718 million or 40% of CCAs business Federal Immigration is a growth market for CCA.2nd Quarter Results - 2011 and 2010 Annual Report
  36. 36. Stewart Detention, Lumpkin GA Eloy Detention, AZ Torrance County, Estancia NM Houston Processing, TX2000 San Diego Correctional Laredo Processing15001000 500 0 Stewart Detention is the largest facility in 2009 the CCA system and the largest immigration detention facility in the nation.http://www.detentionwatchnetwork.org/privateprisons
  37. 37. 31% Profit Margin in 2010 CCA is driven by profit margin.
  38. 38. Process
  39. 39. ProcessCCA supports stricter immigration policies
  40. 40. ProcessCCA supports stricter immigration policies CCA builds facility on spec in 2006
  41. 41. Process ICE enters intoCCA supports contact with stricter Stewart County immigration to house policies detainees CCA builds facility on spec in 2006
  42. 42. Process ICE enters intoCCA supports contact with stricter Stewart County immigration to house policies detainees Stewart CCA builds Detention facility on spec becomes largest in 2006 US detention facility
  43. 43. Flow of $ ICE pays Stewart County $60.50• Source AJC
  44. 44. Flow of $ ICE pays Stewart County $60.50• Source AJC
  45. 45. Flow of $ Stewart County pays CCA ICE pays Stewart $59.65 County $60.50• Source AJC
  46. 46. Flow of $ Stewart County pays CCA ICE pays Stewart $59.65 County $60.50• Source AJC
  47. 47. Flow of $ Stewart County pays CCA ICE pays Stewart $59.65 County $60.50 Stewart County keeps $.85• Source AJC
  48. 48. Flow of $ $98,000 Stewart County pays per day ICE pays CCA for CCA Stewart $59.65 County $1.7 $60.50 million for Stewart Stewart County County keeps since $.85 2007• Source AJC
  49. 49. Corporate Lobbying expenditures by CCA are skyrocketinghttp://www.detentionwatchnetwork.org/privateprisons
  50. 50. New Detainees • 287(g) • Secure communitiesNew laws and programs are in place todeputize local law enforcement to bring more immigrants into the system
  51. 51. 287(g)• Outsourcing of immigration enforcement to local officials
  52. 52. Secure Communities• Rapidly expanding program• Due process is ignored.
  53. 53. CCA helps writes the laws that bring in more detainees.
  54. 54. Obama is complicit: 1 milliondeportations during his presidency
  55. 55. Fundamental Questions
  56. 56. Fundamental Questions• Should we outsource our prisons to for-profit companies?
  57. 57. Fundamental Questions• Should we outsource our prisons to for-profit companies?• Are we outsourcing an important governmental responsibility that should be overseen by the people?
  58. 58. Fundamental Questions• Should we outsource our prisons to for-profit companies?• Are we outsourcing an important governmental responsibility that should be overseen by the people?• How do instill a comprehensive immigration policy?
  59. 59. Fundamental Questions• Should we outsource our prisons to for-profit companies?• Are we outsourcing an important governmental responsibility that should be overseen by the people?• How do instill a comprehensive immigration policy?• What can Oakhurst do?

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