Shut down migrant detention center!

Shut down migrant detention center!Hundreds of people from across the country marched to the Stewart Detention Center in rural southwestern Georgia on Nov. 21, demanding the for-profit prison be shut down. Operated by Corrections Corporation of America, the medium security facility holds upwards of 1,900 immigrant detainees.

Among the many youth who participated in the demonstration were a group of St. Louis high school students who had traveled to Columbus, Ga., for the 25th School of the Americas Watch gathering at Ft. Benning the next day.

Following a rally at the gates, five people including Anton Flores, a key organizer of the annual action, were arrested for entering Detention Center property.