By Kirsten Bokenkamp Senior Communications Strategist We can think of about a million reasons why the new “civil” immigrant detention center in rural Karnes City is anything but a showing of “civility” from ICE. For starters:
- It’s managed by the GEO Group, a for-profit prison company with a track record of mismanagement, prisoner abuse, inmate deaths, sexual assault of detainees by prison guards…and that’s just in Texas;
- The location is in a rural area, far from legal or social services;
- This is costing taxpayers a lot of money;
- Karnes City taxpayers were not consulted about the facility until after the contract with GEO was signed.