Coalition of Jewish groups and community allies will address the media after the demonstration
Tonight, Monday, September 16, 2019, 5:30pm at the Wyatt Detention Facility Training Building, 935 High Street, Central Falls, Rhode Island
Members of Never Again Action and AMOR (Alliance to Mobilize Our Resistance) will demonstrate once again at tonight’s public meeting of the Central Falls Detention Facility Corporation (CFDFC) board of directors, which oversees the Wyatt Detention Facility, their second demonstration in four days. They will then hold a press conference immediately following the meeting, at which they will publicly call on Governor Gina Raimondo and other elected officials to commit to passing legislation that would ban private prisons from operating in our state.
The board’s agenda includes a vote on the updated forbearance agreement with the Wyatt’s bondholders that would solidify and expand the Wyatt’s contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to serve as a detention facility for migrants. It would also set into motion steps to swiftly sell and privatize the prison, removing what little public oversight currently exists.
Never Again Action and AMOR issued the following statement in advance of the meeting:
“On Friday, we made our voices heard loud and clear: we will not stand idly by and allow unaccountable, out-of-state bondholders to profit off of the inhumane treatment of detainees in Rhode Island. We also promised that we’d be back. We once again call on the members of the board of directors to fulfill their obligation to the communities they represent by either voting against this agreement or resigning from their positions immediately. It’s not too late to choose people over profits and say ‘no’ to ICE.”