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Aug 15, 2019
Report: Arizona Prison Director Slow To React To Broken Locks At Lewis Prison
A report shows that Arizona DOC director did not take appropriate action in response to dangerous conditions.
Aug 15, 2019
Arizona prisons chief was 'surprisingly uninformed' about broken cell locks, report finds
(Arizona Republic)
A new report paints a grim portrait of dysfunction within the Arizona Department of Corrections.
Aug 15, 2019
SF stands with El Paso against the violence of white supremacy
(El Colote)
An Aug. 7 vigil mourns the victims of the El Paso mass shooting,
Aug 14, 2019
Inside the Aurora Immigrant Detention Center
Journalists get access to an ICE detention facility in Colorado.
Aug 14, 2019
Homestead Detention Camp for Children Shutting Down
(South Florida Times)
After months of protest, the detention center will no longer house migrant children.
Aug 13, 2019
Our View: Trump’s rule punishes legal immigrants
(Press Herald)
Using the power of the U.S. government to add to the misery of people without power is cruel and pointless.
Aug 12, 2019
Trump administration could institute rule that would limit legal immigration
(ABC 10)
The Trump administration released a regulation that could dramatically cut the number of legal immigrants allowed to enter and stay in the U.S.
Aug 12, 2019
Activists broadcast Aurora GEO prison inmate complaints live at press conference
(The Sentinel)
People in immigration detention in Aurora, Co. recount poor conditions and mistreatment.
Aug 12, 2019
Monmouth, Cape May sheriffs defend disputed ICE program to NJ Attorney General's Office
(Asbury Park Press)
Controversial 287g agreements are criticized in New Jersey.
Aug 9, 2019
Rethinking response to traumatized children
(Charleston Gazette-Mail)
Rethinking response to traumatized children
Aug 9, 2019
Embattled Arizona Department of Corrections Director Chuck Ryan to step down
(Arizona Republic)
After months of criticism and demands for his resignation, Arizona Department of Corrections leader Chuck Ryan announced he will retire next month.
Aug 9, 2019
Embattled Arizona corrections chief Charles Ryan retires
(Associated Press)
After months of public pressure, the head of the Arizona Department of Corrections announces his retirement.
Aug 9, 2019
Arizona Department Of Corrections Director Charles Ryan Announces Retirement
Arizona Department of Corrections Director Charles Ryan announces retirement.
Aug 9, 2019
Arizona Department of Corrections Director Charles Ryan announces retirement
(KOLD 13)
Just weeks after dozens called for the resignation of Arizona Department of Corrections Director Charles Ryan during a heated town hall in Phoenix, he announced he is retirement.
Aug 9, 2019
San Diego Latinos share powerful reflections on life after El Paso Walmart shooting
(San Diego Union Tribune)
Members of San Diego's Latino community share their thoughts on the impact of the El Paso shooting.
Aug 8, 2019
Immigration forum: ‘They only mess with brown people’
(Seacoast Online)
A forum in New Hampshire discusses national immigration policies and the ramifications locally.
Aug 8, 2019
Tiroteo en El Paso prende alarmas: Ríos
(El Sol de Tijuana)
The recent shooting in El Paso alarms the Latino community in San Diego.
Aug 7, 2019
Local activists helped get the Homestead Detention Camp for Children shut down
(Miami Herald)
For a year and a half, there were rallies, press conferences, vigils and protests outside the facility.
Aug 7, 2019
Now is the time to stop building nuclear weapons
(Daily Hampshire Gazette)
Nuclear weapons pose a grave threat to humanity.
Aug 6, 2019
South Church to host forum on immigration Aug. 8
(Seacoast Online)
South Church will host “Whatsoever We Do: The Stark Reality for Refugees, Asylum-seekers and Immigrants in America Today - A Forum of Immigration Witnesses, Experts and Activists.”
Aug 5, 2019
White Supremacy is Coming for All of Us
As we witness and grieve the carnage of two back-to-back mass shootings, we cannot afford to ignore the clear signs that the ascendance of white supremacy in our nation is all too real.
Aug 5, 2019
Activists to Hold First Vigil at GEO Facility Since Controversial July 12 Protest
Turnout is growing for vigils outside the immigrant detention center in Aurora, Co.
Aug 5, 2019
Blackman relaunches effort to release prisoners early
(Arizona Capitol Times)
A 2020 legislative effort to expand early release opportunities for people in prison begins in Arizona.
Aug 5, 2019
Activists hope Homestead migrant detention center remains empty
(7 News Miami)
Human rights activists exhaled a sigh of relief after the migrant children were cleared out of the Homestead facility.
Aug 5, 2019
Vigil at Aurora ICE detention center calls for less funding, more oversight of facilities
(fOX 31)
People attending a vigil outside an ICE detention facility in Aurora asked for lawmakers to reduce funding for private detention centers.



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