WATCH IMPORTANT VIDEO ABOUT CCA'S ELOY IMMIGRANT PRISON:
The next story shows that the municipality that signed the ICE contract is not immune from lawsuits. SWR puts itself at risk.
The most important line from the story is:
The ACLU lawsuit targets CCA, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials and the City of Eloy. It charges that local and federal officials failed to protect Tanya Guzman-Martinez from abusive male staff members at the facility in Eloy, even after being notified about the sexual attack and ongoing harassment by staff and other male detainees.So, to Marygay Chaples, John Eastman, Vince Faletta, and the others who think this will be great for the town...Bone up on your research, neighbors. Do you want to invite these types of lawsuits to the town?
Next, we have statements from our public records requests that CCA will build the facility for 1500 beds and then get Town Council t approve expansion once they get the go ahead for the 1500 beds. Look at this article on the expansion of the Eloy detention center.
The first meeting was held Tuesday night in Eloy. So many people showed up that many were forced to stand outside in the heat.A constant theme, isn't it? Not enough space to house the public when meetings are held.... soup de jour for CCA and the small towns they target.
The proposal presented was by Corrections Corporation of America. Many in attendance were CCA employees.
CCA's proposes 4,500 beds in existing prison facilities in Eloy. Right now, those facilities primarily house inmates from California. According to CCA, if their bid is successful, those inmates would be moved to other facilities.
4500 bed facility. Do you think it can't happen here? What's the population of the Ranches? 7200. Put that into perspective Mr. Eastman, Mrs. Chaples and Mr. Faletta. That's what prison town means. Do you really think CCA doesn't have its sights set on the BCI facility and the 4000 bed Broward plat?
Have a great weekend. No matter what they throw at you, do not lose your resolve. Don't let them threaten and bully you into accepting them.
Get more signs on the ground in SWR. If you read this, contact us to get 10 signs which you will then get your neighbors to put up.
Thieves in the east, in Rolling Oaks and around Councilman Breitkreuz's house are stealing our signs because they don't want our voices heard. We are not the 7 town founders, so we have no say in the town. Get signs out. Don't let Eloy happen to us because our town mothers and fathers are so stale that they have no vision of greatness other than being "Prison Town."