“Dignity Not Detention” – Activists Protest Private Prison Offices in Georgetown, TX
Human Rights Organizations Call for Closure of Notorious “Tent City” Detention Center
Georgetown, TX — On Tuesday, March 30th, from 12:00-1pm, Williamson County residents and central Texans will gather for a protest of the Management and Training Corporation (MTC) offices at 2995 Dawn Drive in Georgetown, TX. MTC operates the Willacy County “Tent City” detention center in Raymondville, Texas for Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
MTC’s “Tent City”, built largely out of series of Kevlar pods, is nation’s largest immigrant detention center. It holds up to 3,000 immigrant detainees and has been criticized for a series of allegations of horrendous conditions and abuse, including reports of detainees being fed rotten and inadequate food, and poor access to medical and mental health care.
Organizers: Members of Grassroots Leadership, the WilCo Justice Alliance, Texans United for Families and other groups.