OPINION: With the COVID-19 Pandemic Devastating Communities, We Need to Ban Private Immigration Prisons Now More than Ever

by Hannah Woerner As Washington State struggles to slow the spread of COVID-19, crowded prisons and detention facilities remain an unaddressed public health threat. At the Northwest Detention Center (NWDC)—an immigration detention facility in Tacoma run by private prison company GEO Group under a contract with the federal government—several individuals have been released from confinement … Continue reading OPINION: With the COVID-19 Pandemic Devastating Communities, We Need to Ban Private Immigration Prisons Now More than Ever