Grassroots Leadership Calls for Scrutiny of Pecos Prison
Posted by editor on Friday, December 04 @ 09:57:00 EST
For International Human Rights Day (Dec. 10), please join us in condemning the human rights abuses against immigrants incarcerated in the Reeves County Detention Center in Pecos, Texas. At least nine deaths in the last four years have been reported at Reeves and countless prisoners live daily with fear for their lives.
Reeves is run by the private prison company GEO Group for the Bureau of Prisons. Those held at Reeves are segregated based on their immigration status. Many, including several who have died, served 5 or 10 year sentences for immigration violations.
We're on lock down 21 hours a day. When you're sick they don't call you till a week or a month later. There's people that put in request for surgery over six months ago and they still haven't gotten it. - Reeves County Prisoner
Grassroots Leadership joins with prisoners' families, the ACLU of Texas, Southwest Worker's Union, and the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights to denounce the serious human rights abuses at the Reeves County Detention Center in Pecos, Texas.
Please join us in the coming weeks in a series of actions to stop these abuses.
We urge the Obama Administration and the Department of Justice to end the contract with the controversial GEO Group, investigate the abuses at Reeves, and ensure humane conditions for all inmates.
Bob Libal and Luissana Santibañez