Tuesday, February 7, 2023

New Rough Translation Podcast on the Indefinite Detention of Cuban Migrants at FCI Talladega

A new issue of Rough Translation podcast is titled White Lies: The Men on the Roof. It features an in-depth investigative reporting of what happened to a group of men from Cuba held in indefinite detention in the federal prison in Talladega, Alabama in the 1980s.

Their reporting began with a photograph that they found while investigating a different story of a 1991  prison takeover by Cuban detainees protesting their indefinite detention. In the photo, a group of men on the roof of the prison hold a bedsheet with the powerful words "PRAY FOR US."

The episode is riveting journey through the the racist history of U.S. immigration law, the Mariel boatlift, and the unfolding horrific treatment of Cuban migrants. 

You an listen to the full episode here.



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