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Controversial family detention center may expand

Commissioners in Williamson County are considering adding as many as 250 immigrant women to the population held at the T. Don Hutto detention center in Taylor, Texas. The women will be detained there along with about 250 other women and children who are awaiting hearings and possible deportation for being in violation of legal immigration […]

Happy Birthday CCA — 25 years of service

Corrections Corporation of America celebrated its 25th anniversary as the founder of the corrections management industry.

In 1983, three innovative entrepreneurs – Tom Beasley, Don Hutto and Doctor Crants – had a progressive vision for the future of corrections. At the time, they were faced with some challenging and controversial questions.

Could a service traditionally […]

GEO Group lands 20-year contract with OFDT at Clayton County, GA facility

According to the press release, GEO Group has executed a 20-year contract, inclusive of three five-year option periods, effective January 2, 2008 with the Office of the Federal Detention Trustee (“OFDT”) for the housing of up to 768 U.S. Marshals Service (“USMS”) detainees at the Robert A. Deyton Detention Facility (the “Facility”) located in Clayton […]

Detention center proposal off the table for Caldwell County, Texas

Overwhelming opposition met a proposal from Louisiana-based Emerald Correctional Management LLC for a $30 million, 1,000-bed facility that would be used to separately house men and women who had been detained as illegal immigrants.

According to one commissioner Joe Roland,

“the commissioners were told that funding would come from private sources and that the […]

Another county expected to host an immigrant detention center for ICE

After some debate, expectations are strong that Gaston County in South Carolina will become the latest county to agree to host a new immigrant detention center for ICE.

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement wants the facility to hold 1,500 beds. It would create at least 300 jobs, with the Gaston County Sheriff’s Office running […]

Willacy County Update

Tent City, an immigrant detention center in Raymondville, Texas that is the largest center in the country with 2,000 beds will expand to include1,000 beds. Management and Training Corp. holds the contract with Willacy County and ICE. Bonds are used to front the construction. “The county will borrow about $45 million to expand the detention […]