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Between the Fences: Before Guantanamo, There Was the Port Isabel Service Processing Center

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Something at the Texas detention facility is terribly wrong, and Tony Hefner knows it. But the guards are repeatedly instructed not to speak of anything they witness. In the Rio Grande Valley, one of the mostpoverty-stricken areas in the United States, good jobs are scarce and the detention facility pays the best wages for a hundred miles. The guards follow orders and keep quiet.

For six years, Tony Hefner was asecurity guard at the Port Isabel Service Processing Center, one of the largest immigration detention centers in America, and witnessed alarming corruption and violations of basic human rights. Officers preyed upon thevery people whom they are sworn to protect. On behalf of the 1,100 men, women, and children residing there on an average day, and the 1,500 new undocumented immigrants who pass through its walls every month, this is thestory of the systematic sexual, physical, financial, and drug-related abuses of detainees by guards.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781609801748
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Subject:
Political Science : Political Freedom & Security - Law Enfor
Author:
Hefner, Tony
Subject:
Political Science : Political Freedom & Security - Human Rig
Subject:
Social Science : Emigration & Immigration
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Law Enforcement
Publication Date:
January 2011
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English

Related Subjects

Biography » Law Enforcement
History and Social Science » Crime » Enforcement and Investigation
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Immigration
History and Social Science » Politics » Human Rights

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