Prison Industrial Complex

Reportback: A visit to a for-profit immigration detention center

302 I recently visited Stewart Detention Center, a private immigration prison in Lumpkin, Georgia owned by the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA). The country's largest immigration detention center, the facility has 1752 beds. Some prisoners are awaiting deportation, some are in legal processes to determine if they will be deported, others came requesting asylum from their home countries where they would be in danger if they returned. Some people spend weeks there, some spend years; the average stay is at least 45 days. 

One Year After His Execution, People In Atlanta Still Say "I Am Troy Davis!"


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On September 21st, 2011, the state of Georgia executed Troy Davis for the shooting death of off duty officer Mark Macphail, despite the fact there was no physical evidence linking him to the crime and 7 of 9 witnesses recanted their testimony. One year later, people still remember this travesty of justice. And many people still ask if they might someday find themselves victimized by this same "justice" system. On the one year anniversary of the Troy Davis execution, people in Atlanta marched from the park Occupy Atlanta renamed "Troy Davis Park" to the Martin Luther King Memorial and demanded an end to the death penalty, and an end to the prison industrial complex. This film brings you the speeches and the march the night of September 21st, 2012 in Atlanta. It runs 56 minutes.

State of Georgia to execute man declared mentally retarded by the court


Warren Hill (Photo: murderpedia)



A 52-year-old mentally retarded man is slated to be executed in just around one week by prison officials in the state of Georgia, despite pleas from the family of the man he was convicted of killing more than 20 years ago.

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