Texas Immigration Jail Overcrowded; 90% of Detainees Not Criminals

Texas Immigration Jail Overcrowded; 90% of Detainees Not Criminals

"Recent contract documents reveal the Texas Port Isabel Detention Center is subjecting the average 1115 people it locks up each night to overcrowding, and that 90 per cent of them have no criminal records.  On February 11 and 12, 2014 representatives from several private prison firms visited the Port Isabel Facility.  Then they submitted questions, to assist in them preparing bids.   You can read the Q and A here.  The contractor question published here does not mention the precise level of overcrowding but it appears to be a) systemic; and b) of no concern to ICE." - Prof. Jacqueline Stevens, May 11, 2014.