On DemocracyNow.org news we heard on June 3rd this short newsitem:
And a prison guard at a privately run Texas immigration jail has been fired for allegedly sexually assaulting several women prisoners. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says the guard groped several women and forced at least one woman to have sex with him while transporting them to their deportation flights. ICE says the company hired to run the prison, Corrections Corporation of American, is on probation pending the outcome of a probe into the allegations.
So we searched for information and found this:
From Texas Bid´ness Blog:
Wed, 06/02/2010 – 1:16am — Bob
Several civil and immigrant rights organizations have issued condemnations of the reported sexual abuse of female detainees at Corrections Corporation of America’s T. Don Hutto detention center in Taylor, Texas. The ACLU of Texas issued a statement that included the following:
In recent years guards have been accused of assaults of women at a number of immigrant detention facilities in Texas. Also at Hutto, another CCA guard was fired in May 2007 after he was discovered having sex with a detainee in her cell. In 2008, a guard employed by another private prison provider, GEO, at the South Texas Detention Facility in Pearsall reportedly impregnated at least one detainee. Most recently, in April 2010, a guard at the Port Isabel Detention Facility in Los Fresnos, Texas was sentenced to three years in prison for sexually assaulting female detainees being kept in medical isolation.
The National Immigrant Justice Center of the Heartland Alliance also issued a statement that included this passage:
And Grassroots Leadership, my organization, issued a statement (PDF) today that included this,
We’ll keep you posted on what is sure to be an ongoing story in the fallout of this scandal.
Here another article about this: