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Saturday February 13th, 2016 3:53AM

CCA fires back at ACLU over prisons report

By B.J. Williams News Director
Gainesville - Officials with the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) have responded to claims in an ACLU report that illegal immigrant inmates are mistreated at two of their Georgia facilities, including the North Georgia Detention Center in Gainesville.

Senior Public Affairs Director Steve Owen issued a statement from the CCA office in Nashville, TN.

"This document is yet another unfortunate example of the lack of seriousness with which ACLU lawyers approach the very real and practical challenges our nation faces in safely, humanely and cost effectively housing our immigrant detainee population.

"Prior to publishing this document, the organization provided CCA with a number of questions and allegations. In a quick turnaround, our staff worked very hard in good faith to provide factual and detailed information. Much of that information was either excluded from the final document or relegated to the end notes. This reinforces our experience that the ACLU lawyers are only interested in sharing information that supports their preconceived biases and reinforces their own personal points of view, even when presented evidence to the contrary.

"While they continue to play the role of professional critics, the dedicated professionals at CCA
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