Saturday, December 27, 2008
Focusing on the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility in Rhode Island, the New York Times looks at the immigrant detention industry and its various abuses, shortcomings, etc. Immigrant detention has skyrocketed since Congress passed immigration reform legislation in 1996. America's secret prisons, as portrayed vividly in the move The Visitor, have long been criticized. So the Times story is not really "news" but remains important nonetheless.