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Followup to a
story we covered earlier
.

Children locked up -- at a profit

By AMY GOODMAN
GUEST COLUMNIST

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/305511_amy01.html

"I want to be free. I want to go outside, and I want to go to school," pleaded a 9-year-old boy, on the phone from prison. This prison wasn't in some far-off country, some dictatorship where one would expect children to be locked up. He is imprisoned in the United States.

The boy, Kevin, is imprisoned in Taylor, Texas, at the T. Don Hutto Residential Facility. His parents are also locked up there. The tale of how this family became imprisoned is just one example of how broken our immigration policies are in this country. It is a tale of children left
behind, of family values locked up, of your tax dollars at work.
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