03 May '16, 7pm

BREAKING: Grassroots Leadership, families sue to stop childcare licensing for family prisons

(AUSTIN, Texas) — Today, Grassroots Leadership and two mothers who are detained in Texas with their children filed papers in state court in Austin seeking a Temporary Injunction and Temporary Restraining Order to halt the licensing of controversial family detention centers in South Texas. The South Texas Family Residential Center, operated by prison corporation Corrections Corporation of America in Dilley, and the Karnes County Residential Center, operated by prison corporation GEO Group in Karnes City, had applied for licenses under lowered standards adopted under a new regulation, 40 TEX. ADMIN. CODE § 748.7, implemented by the agency on March 1st. On Friday and without an official announcement, DFPS granted the Karnes detention camp a childcare license based on that regulation. Grassroots Leadership has asked the 250th Judicial District Court to invalidate those regulat...

Full article: http://grassrootsleadership.org/releases/2016/05/grassroo...

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