Gary (Indiana) Says No To A GEO Detention Facility

Visitor volunteers and advocates protest GEO at Gary meeting (Photo Credit:  Jonathan Miano, The Times)

Visitor volunteers and advocates protest GEO at Gary meeting (Photo Credit: Jonathan Miano, The Times)

An attempt to build an immigration detention center in Gary, Indiana, has failed!  A request for a zoning variance on property that was to be used for a new immigration detention center in Gary failed 9-0 Wednesday night.  CIVIC filed a letter with the Gary Common Council prior to the vote, and visitor volunteers and other advocates protested the new facility.  The community was heard!  GEO Group is an untrustworthy partner and immigration detention is inhumane, costly, and unnecessary.  Read more here.