February 12, 2013

Prisoner Of Profit: Immigrants and Detention in Georgia

November 1, 2012 at Emory Law School


The U.S. spends billions of dollars each year to detain hundreds of thousands of immigrants, few of whom have criminal convictions. A handful of private, for-profit prison companies operate nearly half the beds in this broken system, reaping millions in profits from government contracts that pay about $166 a person each day. Join us for a conversation about immigrant detention in Georgia, home to the biggest private detention center in the U.S. Panelists include:


• Polly Price, Professor of Law, Emory Law School
• Azadeh Shahshahani, director, National Security/Immigrants' Rights Project, ACLU of Georgia
• Amna Shirazi, Attorney, Shirazi Law Group
• Dulce Guerrero, DREAM ACTivist Georgia, National Immigrant Youth Alliance
• Jose Hernandez, formerly detained in Irwin County Detention Center and Stewart Detention Center

Watch the video here.