Texas Groups Unveil Reports on Conditions of Immigrant Detention: December 8th Protest at Polk County Detention Center to Call for Prison’s Closure

November 20, 2012
Texas Civil Rights Review

“While immigrants suffer under prolonged detention at Polk County and the Houston Processing Center, private prison corporations are getting rich,” said Bob Libal, Executive Director of Grassroots Leadership. “It doesn’t have to be this way. ICE should prioritize release of immigrants in community support programs that are far more humane, less costly, and are effective at ensuring immigrants are able to appear at their hearings.”