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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
"..."rapporteur" (investigator) Jorge Bustamante was to have visited the T. Don Hutto Residential Center in Taylor, the big house of increasingly ill repute owned and operated by Corrections Corporation of America, which does a booming business – about $35 million a year – imprisoning immigrant families, including children..."

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
"...That's the essential determination of two recent inspections – one conducted by a federal judge and the other by a human rights commission – of T. Don Hutto Residential Center in Taylor, a real prison repurposed in 2006 to incarcerate immigrant families detained by U.S..."

T. Don Hutto: Lipstick on a Doberman
WilCo commissioners voted to renew the T. Don Hutto contract, apparently because it's good for children
News Story  January 9, 2009, by Patricia J. Ruland
"...23, the Williamson County Com­missioners Court reinvented the commissioners' motives for renewing the contract for the T. Don Hutto Residential Center in Tay­lor, where U.S..."

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
"...There will be a special free screening of The Least of These, Clark and Jesse Lyda's documentary about the infamous T. Don Hutto Residential Center, the U.S..."

Cover-up at Hutto?
Alleged incident of 'inappropriate contact' between guard and detainee at T. Don Hutto Family Residential Facility puts Immigration and Customs Enforcement in hot seat again
News Story  June 1, 2007, by Patricia J. Ruland
"...The federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement is in the hot seat again – over an alleged incident of "inappropriate contact" between a guard and a detainee on Saturday, May 19, at the T. Don Hutto Residential Center in Taylor..."

Officials' Silence Speaks Loudly at Hutto Forum
A forum on the T. Don Hutto immigrant-detention center will go on despite no participation from Hutto supporters
News Story  September 19, 2008, by Patricia J. Ruland
"...A snub by authorities – invited to participate in a public forum to field concerns about the T. Don Hutto Residential Center in Taylor – has fueled the ire of immigrant rights panelists who will convene this week at the Georgetown Public Library..."

National Spotlight Shines on Detention Center
Things are getting dicey at Immigration and Customs Enforcement-affiliated facility in Taylor
News Story  February 16, 2007, by Patricia J. Ruland
"...Williamson County commissioners may be living to regret that the county's former overflow jail, the newly infamous T. Don Hutto Residential Center, did not invoke immediate self-scrutiny once it was converted to a federal detention center in December 2005..."

Abused Hutto Detainee Gets Her Day in Court
News Story  March 14, 2018, by Mary Tuma
"...An immigrant woman whose detainment at the T. Don Hutto Residential Center in Taylor has drawn calls for her release from Austin City Council members and sparked a request for a congressional investigation into detention center sexual abuse had her day in court on Tuesday..."

Phone Use Cut at Hutto
News Story  August 1, 2008, by Patricia J. Ruland
"...Immigrations and Customs Enforcement that dramatically reduces detainee telephone privileges at the T. Don Hutto Family Residential Center..."

Refugees Remain in Taylor Prison
ACLU files suit to spring children from 'residential facility'
News Story  April 13, 2007, by Diana Welch
"...By now, most of the country has heard of the T. Don Hutto Residential Center in Taylor, 40 miles north of Austin..."

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
"...On the immigrant rights front, the battle-hardened attorney expresses disbelief at the pitch of anti-immigrant sentiment that's swept the country over the last few years, a backlash powerfully emblematic in the form of the (now-shuttered) T. Don Hutto Residential Center in rural Texas – actually more prison than refuge, for "teeming masses yearning to be free." Thanks in part to the efforts of Hines and her students, the center was ultimately closed...."

Naked City
News Story  August 31, 2007
"...• The American Civil Liberties Union announced a settlement Monday in a lawsuit filed on behalf of immigrant children imprisoned at the T. Don Hutto Residential Center in Taylor..."

Naked City
News Story  November 23, 2007
"...• The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at UT-Aus­tin has embarked on developing a national rating system for sustainable landscapes. The Sustainable Sites Initia­tive (which includes many other partners) released its first report Nov..."

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
News Story  August 21, 2009
"...The kiddie prison that is T. Don Hutto Residential Center will be no more, federal authorities announced earlier this month..."

Naked City
News Story  February 8, 2008
"...A meeting on the policy with Sheriff Greg Hamilton is slated for Feb. 12, 6pm, at the Connally Guerrero Senior Center, 808 Nile St..."

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
"...Hanan, his pregnant wife, shares a cell at the T. Don Hutto Residential Center in Taylor, Texas, with her 5-year-old daughter, while her 7- and 12-year-old daughters are together in a separate cell..."

Opposition to Immigrant Detention Centers Mounts
Georgia detention center, Texas' usual suspects in spotlight
News Story  October 5, 2007, by Patricia J. Ruland
"...About 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..."

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
News Story  August 29, 2008
"...In a guest editorial in the Wichita Falls Times Record News, Sen. Craig Estes, R-Wichita Falls, applauded the board for its "visionary approach toward student safety." But the policy did not go over so well with gun-control advocates at the national Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, who said the policy might violate Texas law..."

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
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
News Story  February 23, 2007
"...Austin Judge Stephen Yelenosky upheld arguments brought by two rural citizens groups – directly impacted by the plants and overwhelmed by the fast-track – that Perry lacked the constitutional authority to dictate an accelerated timetable to State Office of Administrative Hearings judges, who hear public testimony and recommend or deny permit approvals to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Tuesday night at the Waco Convention Center – rallying behind the Texas Cities for Clean Air Coalition, a group of 36 cities, counties, and school boards organized by Dallas Mayor Laura Miller – Steve Sussman, the coalition's pro bono lawyer, told the crowd that he seeks to prove there is no energy crisis and that TXU's billion-dollar 11-plant plan has nothing to do with affordable energy and everything to do with locking out competitors (including cleaner alternatives) while pumping as much carbon dioxide as possible into the air in hopes of profiting from anticipated federal climate-change emissions cap and trade laws..."

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