Around 130 children will be locked up at the T Don Hutto Detention Center, a converted Medium Security Prison, this Valentines Day. Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) at the University of Houston sent Valentines cards to about 85 of them as part of the 100 Actions in 100 Days to End Family Detention. These Children range in age from less than a year of age to 17 years old.
We watched the film T. Don Hutto Family Prison and a new short history of immigrant detention produced by Grassroots Leadership, a grassroots non-profit dedicated to abolishing prisons for profit. While we watched we signed and addressed cards to the Hutto facility in Taylor Texas, outside of Austin.
UH SDS is planning to organize on our campus and in the community for the end family detention. We are developing a workshop on the history of immigrant detention and private prisons which we hope to offer to classes and clubs at UH as well as in the community. We are mobilizing to go to Taylor Texas in early March to protest demanding the closure of Hutto and an end to the policy of family detention.
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