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Fake Gun Made From Soap Was Part Of Prison Escape Plot

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 11.22.2015 | Crime

From afar, it could seem like it's the real deadly deal. But this fake gun, which was part of an alleged escape plot planned by two prisoners be...

Artists Transform Heartbreaking Letters From Detained Migrants Into Gripping Works Of Art

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.19.2015 | Arts

"I’m worried, because my daughter is losing weight, because she doesn’t eat," a single mother, detained at the Karnes Detention Center in...

Time to Move from Secrecy to Accountability at Guantanamo

Andrea Gittleman | Posted 05.17.2014 | Impact
Andrea Gittleman

Hiding problems never solves them. Transparency about past and present abuses is necessary to address victims' needs and prevent such acts from happening again.

Detainees Warned Of Force Feeding During Hunger Strike

AP | Posted 03.11.2014 | Latino Voices

SEATTLE (AP) — An immigrant-rights attorney says detainees at the Northwest Detention Center in Washington state are being threatened with forced fe...

Chris Kirkham

In Quiet Corner Of South Florida, A Private Prison Pits Town Against Town | Chris Kirkham | Posted 06.22.2012 | Business

In a quiet patch of palm-lined subdivisions at the edge of the Everglades, a yearlong battle has been brewing over plans to build one of the largest i...

Chris Kirkham

Illinois House Comes Up Short In Bid To Stop Immigrant Detention Center Near Chicago | Chris Kirkham | Posted 05.31.2012 | Business

Illinois lawmakers failed to muster the votes needed Thursday for a bill that would have blocked construction of a for-profit federal detention center...

Elise Foley

Obama Administration Expands Prison Rape Elimination Act To Protect Immigrants | Elise Foley | Posted 05.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Immigrant detainees will no longer be treated differently under the law than prison inmates for purposes of rape prevention, the Obama a...

Camp Bucca: Military Closes Largest Detention Camp In Iraq

AP | JASON KEYSER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAMP BUCCA, Iraq — The U.S. military on Wednesday closed Camp Bucca, an isolated desert prison that was once its largest lockup in Iraq, as it m...