Grassroots Leadership campaign

The T. Don Hutto Family Detention Center in Taylor, Texas incarcerates children and their parents in a converted medium-security prison. Corrections Corporation of America, CCA a for-profit private prison corporation, makes money on every child incarcerated at Hutto.

Many families at Hutto came to the United States fleeing persecution. Asylum-seekers fleeing civil conflict in Eastern Africa, Iraqi Christians fleeing religious persecution, and Central Americans seeking refuge from drug, gang and domestic violence - they all entered America with hope for a better life.

No one should profit from children behind bars. This spring, Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) a division of Homeland Security announced plans to build three new family detention centers, expanding the system of family detention made infamous at Hutto.

1. Immigrant children and their families should not be incarcerated while awaiting their immigration hearings.

2. Non-punitive alternatives to detention should be utilized.

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