Immigration Violaters Stage Protest Over Jail Conditions

19 03 2007

Cross posted from The Violence Worker

It’s one thing to treat prisoners fairly, or at least as much as possible, but it’s quite another to treat them “special” and that is what these people awaiting immigration hearings are wanting.  Now, I don’t know if they are all here illegally or there are other charges, but it doesn’t matter, I’m going to assume the the vast majority of them are illegal invaders and leave it at that.

Here are some of their demands:

Monmouth County Undersheriff Ted Freeman said 132 inmates on Sunday refused to eat or participate in activities because they wanted, among other things, more food and Spanish-speaking officers, and for a television set to be fixed.

Here are a bunch of criminals, most likely incarcerated for being here illegally and they want more food, more Spanish speaking officers and a working TV.  And what gets me is that the warden has been meeting with them all day kissing their collective illegal tushes.  Something is wrong with this picture.

“The warden has been meeting with them all day, and their concerns have been met,” Freeman told the Asbury Park Press. “The demonstration — or whatever you want to call it — is over.”

Freeman did not expect food servings to change, saying all inmates get three meals a day, for 3,400 calories. Inmates also can buy items such as crackers.

And while the television had been replaced, Freeman said he did not know how the request for more Spanish-speaking officers would be resolved.

Can you imagine if I was in a Mexican jail for an “immigration hearing”, do you suppose the warden would be concerned about whether or not I wanted more food, or English speaking corrections officers or whether the TV set worked (if there was even a TV anywhere in the jail)?

Granted, we expect prisoners to be fed a decent diet and it seems that they are getting an adequate amount to eat.  There shouldn’t be much more expectation that a meal, a dry place to sleep and humane treatment.  After that – suck it up, fella.  You broke the law, you do the time.

More proof the inmates are literally running the asylum!


**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email and let us know at what level you would like to participate.



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