San Pedro immigration detention facility loses accreditation

Being in the United States illegally is not a violent crime and does not warrant harsh treatment or being locked up in substandard facilities. This detention facility is just one of many that have men, women, and children stored for deportation in prison-like facilities which are horrible at best.

San Pedro immigration detention facility loses accreditation – Full Story
October 13. 2007 2:11PM
By PETER PRENGAMAN
Associated Press Writer
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LOS ANGELES The immigration detention facility in San Pedro, one of several nationwide to come under scrutiny from immigrant and civil rights groups, has lost its accreditation.

The center houses several hundred illegal immigrants who have been detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and are facing deportation.

The facility lost accreditation in August after failing to comply with mandatory standards, an official with the Alexandria, Va.-based American Correctional Association told The Associated Press.

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