Tag Archives: immigration detention

The Supreme Court Punts on the Constitutional Right to a Bond Hearing for Detained Immigrants

To many people, the thought of indefinite detention at the hands of the government without access to a bond hearing is the antithesis of liberty and other dearly held ideals. For some detained immigrants in the United States, a recent Supreme Court decision makes this access more complicated – but the media simplifies the decision […]

Class Action Lawsuit Alleges Illegal Forced Labor Practices in Colorado Immigration Detention Facility

Last month, a federal judge in Colorado granted class action status in a lawsuit alleging that private prison company The GEO Group, Inc., forced immigrant detainees to work in a detention facility.  While the case is ongoing, it comes amid ever greater concerns regarding the future of immigrant detention in the United States. The suit, […]

Victory in Fight to End Family Detention in U.S.?

Immigrant advocates last week cheered the latest victory in the fight to end the detention of women and children in family detention centers in Texas, as over 500 mothers and kids were released from two facilities over the weekend.  But the government has appealed the recent court ruling, which comes amidst a series of contradictory […]

In the wake of the Department of Justice’s memo about ending use of private prisons, the other announcement you probably missed

In August, a Justice Department memo provided instructions for officials to begin ending contracts with private prisons, with an explicit goal of “reducing — and ultimately ending — our use of privately operated prisons.” The memo reflected the department’s findings that private prisons are both less safe and less effective than prisons run by the […]