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American Gulag : Inside U.S. Immigration Prisons - 04 edition

American Gulag : Inside U.S. Immigration Prisons (ISBN10: 0520901789; ISBN13: 9780520901780)
ISBN13: 978-0520901780
ISBN10: 0520901789

Summary: American Gulag takes us inside prisons such as the Krome North Service Processing Center in Miami, the Corrections Corporation of America's Houston Processing Center, and county jails around the country that profit from contracts to hold INS - now Department of Homeland Security - prisoners. It contains in-depth profiles of detainees, including Emmy Kutesa, a defector from the Ugandan army who was tortured and then escaped to the United States, where he was imprisone ...show mored in Queens and then undertook a hunger strike in protest. To provide a framework for understanding stories like these, Dow gives a brief history of immigration laws and practices in the United States - including the repercussions of September 11 and present-day policies. His book reveals that current immigration detentions are best understood not as a well-intentioned response to terrorism, but rather as part of the larger context of INS secrecy and excessive authority. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 04
Cover: Hardback
Publisher: California-Princeton Fulfillment Services
Year Published: 2004
International: No

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