Immigration Prison in Wyoming? #WyoSayNo launches the anti-campaign
There’s a move afoot to house a private immigration prison in Uinta County. This would be accomplished by a partnership between the Federal Government and a private prison company. Proposed by Management & Training Corporation (MTC), the prison will host up to 600 people detained by Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE).
In response to MTC’s proposal, on Saturday, January 13th, #WyoSayNo (a grassroots coalition of people and organizations in Wyoming) is launching a campaign to stop the Uinta County Immigration Prison.
#WyoSayNo maintains that MTC already operates immigration prisons in California, New Mexico, and Texas and that the company is known for their abuse and neglect of detainees. They further claim that MTC has previously lost contracts with ICE due to the substandard and inhumane living conditions of their prisons.
The campaign’s main launch event will begin at 5:30PM on Saturday, January 13th in the Cottonwood Room of the Laramie County Public Library, 2220 Pioneer Avenue, Cheyenne, WY. The event will be a time for Wyomingites to learn more about the proposed Uinta County Immigration Prison, how immigration prisons affect Wyoming immigrants, and the actions they can take to “SAY NO” to an immigration prison in Wyoming.
#WyoSayNo will live stream the main launch event through their Facebook Page in order for Wyomingites across the state to participate and engage in the campaign. Watch parties have been scheduled around the state. In Fremont County, you can join the party at:
Lander – Debra’s House, 484 North 3rd Street
These watch parties are open to all community members wanting to learn more about the #WyoSayNo campaign and willing to take action to “SAY NO” to the Uinta County Immigration Prison.