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NEW resource on detention by Detention Watch Network

By July 3, 2008No Comments

posted from DWN:

The Detention Watch Network is proud to announce the next generation of its interactive map of the U.S. Immigration Detention System.

We hope this new and improved map will be a resource to you as you assist immigrants in detention as well as educate communities and advocate for reform.

The new map includes much more information, including more detention centers, community organizations and immigration courts, in-depth information about facilities and related added media such as photos, videos, articles, and resource links related to facilities.  The map is a more user-friendly tool, with more navigation options and a specific page for each detention center.

To see what a detailed detention center page can look like, check out the page for the family detention center in Texas:

The map is a work in progress and we will continue to add new data as it becomes available and improve the functionality of the map based on feedback.  We are counting on YOU, our members and allies, to help in this ongoing effort by sharing information from the field about new facilities and organizations, existing changes, and new resources and media.  On the map’s webpage, there are submission forms both for additional information or changes to the map as well as feedback on using the map.  We will also continue to reach out to universities and others interested in doing the in-depth research on specific facilities.  Please contact Angela at if you want to join this effort. There is still much information to be added in order to make this the best resource it can be!