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T. Don Hutto: Homeland Security Bars U.N. Inspector
Homeland Security clangs detention center's door shut on U.N. investigator Jorge Bustamante
News Story  May 11, 2007, by Patricia J. Ruland
"...State Department facilitated the visit of Jorge Bustamante. ICE made the decision to deny access because the[y] are participating in litigation at the Hutto facility..."

Judge and OAS Find T. Don Hutto Lacking
Judicial oversight of the T. Don Hutto immigration detention center ends soon – then what?
News Story  August 7, 2009, by Patricia J. Ruland

T. Don Under the Dome
State reps sponsor special screening of SXSW/Cine Las Americas doc The Least of These
DAILY News  April 21, 2009, by Richard Whittaker
"...Don Hutto Residential Center, the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement facility in Williamson County, in the Capitol...."

Naked City
News Story  October 5, 2007
"...Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the county's partners in operating the T. Don Hutto Residential Facility in Taylor – disparaged worldwide as a "kiddie prison" – but not due to philosophical differences over jailing minors..."

TDH 'Kidnapped Dream'
More than 400 protestors converge upon T. Don Hutto Family Residential Facility in Taylor
News Story  June 29, 2007, by Patricia J. Ruland
"...The view down Welch Street was a study in contrasts Saturday, when more than 400 protesters converged upon the euphemistically named T. Don Hutto Family Residential Facility in Taylor – known to the world as Williamson County and the U.S.'s very own "kiddie prison," where even babies wear prison garb..."

Naked City
News Story  July 6, 2007
"...Deficient medical care is a leading cause of death, based on complaints compiled by the ACLU, whose request seeks information on whether Immigration and Customs Enforcement – or any independent agency – monitors the deaths of immigrant detainees, who are often housed in county jails, or in immigration detention facilities managed by private prison companies. Also this month, the ACLU filed suit against San Diego Correctional Facility, an ICE facility run by privately owned Corrections Corporation of America (which also operates the T..."

Naked City
News Story  November 2, 2007
"...commissioners voted to maintain the contract with Corrections Corporation of America for the operation of Taylor's T. Don Hutto Family Residential Facility, a detention facility for immigrant families – after CCA promised the county free legal defense and a $250,000 indemnity against liability..."

Opposition to Immigrant Detention Centers Mounting
DAILY News  September 27, 2007, by Patricia J. Ruland
"...Approximately 100 people convened at the Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Ga., on Sept. 15, after a weeklong 105-mile march to protest treatment of detainees at the private, for-profit facility operated by Corrections Corpor­ation of America, under contract with U.S..."

WilCo's Latest Snafu
Illegal workers and sexual assault – just another WilCo contract
News Story  November 2, 2007, by Patricia J. Ruland
"...The dirty little secret is out: The T. Don Hutto Family Residential Center, a detention facility for immigrant families in Taylor, has employed undocumented workers, as well as contractors with criminal records..."

Naked City
News Story  July 20, 2007
"...Kim Bernson of the Ridgetop neighborhood, near the initial day-labor site, sat on the board that recommended the new location and says it's time for both day-labor sites to have better feedback between day laborers and their local neighbors. Lori Renteria, another committee member, said she's disappointed the city decided to pursue a city-run facility to operate the day-labor site, rather than a private contract..."

Naked City
News Story  August 31, 2007
"...Don Hutto Residential Center in Taylor, with the last six children released in the final days of mediation. "This is a huge victory not only for the children and families released but for detainees held at the facility," said Vanita Gupta, attorney with the ACLU's Racial Justice Program..."

'Suspected Illegal' Immigrants Are Guilty Until Proven Innocent
Postmarks  November 2, 2007
"...2) [News], as an immigrant I could well be in detention with my family (had I any other family than my wife). Throughout this article, Patricia Ruland refers to the T. Don Hutto Family Residential Center as "a detention facility for immigrant families.” Does this mean that perfectly legal, perfectly innocent immigrant families are locked up in the T..."

Res Publica
Citizen's calendar, Dec. 18-25
News Story  December 19, 2008
"...PURE CASTING/AFFORDABLE HOUSING RALLY Join PODER (People Organized in Defense of Earth and Her Resources) today in advocating for the relocation of East Austin metal foundry Pure Casting. Its location, in a residential area across the street from Zavala Elementary and the Pan American Recreation Center, is better suited for affordable housing than for a hazardous facility, PODER argues..."

Refugees Remain in Taylor Prison
ACLU files suit to spring children from 'residential facility'
News Story  April 13, 2007, by Diana Welch
"...About four months ago, protests outside the detention center, organized by the human-rights coalition Texans United for Families, garnered local coverage that soon turned national. In February, the New York-based Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children visited the Hutto facility and called for its immediate closure, stating that the standards of care – from the food to education to health care – are unacceptable..."

Barbara's Fire
Attorney, teacher, and veteran fighter for freedom, Barbara Hines retires from a career mentoring students
News Story  December 11, 2014, by Tony Cantú
"..."I never thought I'd see that. A child should never be in a prison," she says of the facility where roughly half of the detainees were children...."

Immigrant Detention Blues
Unknown number of immigrants languish in private detention center in Taylor; a small but growing group is working to make their situation public knowledge
News Story  February 2, 2007, by Diana Welch
"...The Ibrahims are just one of the families being held in a 512-bed prison in Taylor, just northeast of Austin in Williamson County. There's no way of verifying exactly how many families are being held there, as Corrections Corporation of America, the private prison company that ICE pays more than $2.8 million a month to run the facility, is restricted by ICE from commenting on the population..."

Choosing Detention Over Death
Refugees come to the U.S. seeking protection, find detention instead
News Story  December 23, 2015, by Dina Samir Shehata
"...from Mexico. She stayed at a short-term detention facility run by CBP while waiting to be moved into a family detention center..."

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
News Story  December 19, 2008
"...Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the T. Don Hutto Residential Center, a controversial holding facility for noncriminal immigrants that has come under international fire for jailing children..."

Naked City
News Story  February 9, 2007
"...• Developer Novare Group/Andrews Urban announced Monday that its new U.S. Post Office facility for Downtown will be on the ground floor of a 35-story condo tower at Sixth and Nueces..."

A Pilgrimage for Immigrants
Advocates for immigration reform plan a 35-mile pilgrimage from T. Don Hutto Residential Center to the Governor's Mansion
News Story  November 19, 2015, by Tony Cantú
"...In their most ambitious demonstration to date calling for immigration reform, Workers Defense Project is poised this week to launch a 35-mile protest march from the T. Don Hutto Residential Center in Williamson County – a detention facility housing hundreds of asylum-seeking immigrant women and children – to the Governor's Mansion in Downtown Austin...."

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