25 de Diciembre, 2006
Building the TIA database: one baby at a time.
I CAN SEE WHY Hutto Prison would be fingerprinting Mexican babies. After all, it's a given that these children will at some point be drug dealers on our streets (...or the parents of a future Alberto Gonzales type of US employee), so we should make sure that we have all their info right from the start. If one of these kids so much as jaywalks, well...we can look at that record and be like "See? This punk was a criminal since he was a baby!" You know, mark it down in some statistics book or something.
He said it was disturbing to the most hardened prison workers to see poor families being held like prisoners, the children behind bars, crying, all of them crying. He said they were all poor and frightened. He has been around criminals for many years. These are not criminals. They are poor and desperate.
What I heard disturbed me too. I don't know what else to say. The internal picture of fingerprinting babies offends me.
—Texas Civil Rights Review, Fingerprinting Babies at Hutto: Even the Guards Cringe
Don't get angry at the government, or the prison guards. Chances are they are fingerprinting so they can prove they have the amount of Mexicans locked up that they do. After all, they get paid per head. Gotta make sure they get their 2.8 million a month.
Isn't it comforting how much we are willing to spend on war and a wall and the incarceration system? Freedom ain't free, I guess.
Write letters of protest to:
T. Don Hutto Residential Center
1001 Welch St.
P.O. Box 1063
—Corrections Corporation of America web site
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