Links to the report, the press release, and an Associated Press article.
"The report, Not Too Late for Reform,
authored by Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center
(NIJC) and the Midwest Coalition for Human Rights (MCHR), demonstrates
that the Obama administration has failed to uphold its 2009 commitment
to address the human rights crisis confronting immigrant men, women, and
children in the custody of the Department of Homeland Security. The
report focuses on three county jails — Jefferson County Jail and
Tri-County Detention Center in Illinois and Boone County Jail in
Kentucky — where the deplorable conditions of confinement are typical of
immigration detention facilities across the United States. The two
groups oppose the administration’s plans to open new mega-facilities
across the country through contracts with private prison corporations,
including Corrections Corporation of America, which has been cited for
human rights violations against detained immigrants." - Dec. 12, 2011.