ACLU fights proposed Uinta County immigration prison

JACKSON HOLE, WYO – As one the country’s largest for-profit private prison companies continues plans to build an immigration prison in Uinta County, a grassroots coalition is fighting back.

Organizing under the banner of #WyoSayNo, the coalition is led by the American Civil Liberties of Wyoming and Juntos. The campaign has featured a series of summer events designed to build community support across the state and around the region to stop the prison’s construction in Uinta County.

These Fiestas de Familias events bring together community members to share information about how to fight back against the proposed immigration prison. One such event is coming to Jackson on August 10.

“The past few months we have seen a dramatic increase in family separations, detentions, and a growing array of human rights perpetrated by ICE across the country and in Wyoming,” said Sabrina King, policy director for the ACLU of Wyoming. “We have an opportunity here to be part of the movement saying no to family separations and the inhumane private immigration detention system.”

Fiestas de Familias at Phil Baux Park from 5 to 7pm, Aug. 10

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