“Opponents Ramp Up Campaign Against Crete Immigrant Detention Center” @ CBS Chicago
Posted on April 23, 2012
April 23, 2012: “CRETE, Ill. (CBS) — Opponents are ramping up their campaign against a proposed detention center for illegal immigrants to be built in south suburban Crete.
“Can we keep the Crete detention center from becoming a reality just south of Chicago?” an immigration rights activist asked a crowd. “Yes we can!” They all answered.
As WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports, activists say the proposed 800-bed facility is especially repugnant because it would be built and run privately by a company called Corrections Corp. of America, or CCA – the nation’s largest operator of private prisons.
Sister JoAnn Persch opposes it for that alone.
“No one should profit from human misery,” she said.