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Developments in Inmate “Riot” Investigation

May 30, 2012

The problems at the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) operated facility in Adams County are becoming more obvious as we receive calls and reports from inmates’ families and other sources. For starters: the facility houses undocumented immigrants who have been convicted of a crime – but the “criminal record” most of these men carry is that of being deported once and then re-entering the country (a felony under current immigration law).
 
And though the prison is located in Mississippi, the vast majority of the inmates are imported by CCA from other states, …

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In Profile: Roberta Avila

May 30, 2012
Social justice activism just makes sense to Roberta Avila. In a way, it’s always been a part of her life. Her parents emigrated to the US as farm workers during a time when the borders were quite porous; they lived and worked in a small community in Colorado. Though they themselves weren’t migrants, they were always connected with temporary workers, and Roberta recalls the compassion her parents extended to those who were struggling to survive, even as they faced their own difficulties.
 
While she was still young, her brother Magdaleno …