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Support the hunger strikers. Tell ICE and CCA: “Freedom Now!”

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    The Message

    ICE Director Sarah Saldaña, CCA President and CEO Damon T. Hininger, Hutto Field Office Director Enrique Lucero:

    I urge you to immediately correct grave injustices at the T. Don Hutto Detention Center. There are currently hundreds of women on hunger strike, protesting torturous conditions and demanding immediate release. The women now face harsh retaliation and intensified abuse. We demand that you order Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) guards and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials at the T. Don Hutto Detention Center to stop retaliating against the women who are exercising their right to protest. And we urge you to support their demand: Freedom Now!

    Sincerely,

    [Your Name]

    Hundreds of women in Texas have gone on hunger strike to protest inhumane treatment and incarceration

    Refugee and migrant women are on hunger strike at the all-women T. Don Hutto detention center in Taylor, Texas — an ICE facility run by the notorious private prison company, Corrections Corporation of America (CCA). They are demanding an end to abusive treatment and their immediate release.

    Since the strike began, ICE and CCA have escalated their efforts to retaliate by threatening to deport hunger strikers and moving at least 12 women to other facilities or placing them in solitary confinement as a response to their collective action. It’s torture. And if enough of us speak up, ICE and CCA officials will be forced to hear the women’s grievances and consider their demands.

     

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