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Fingerprinting Babies at Hutto: Even the Guards Cringe

So says Glenda in the Land of Oz, a blogging graphic artist and social worker from Austin. In a May 19 entry, she speaks about a friend who works at Hutto:

“He described the incoming immigrant families holding screaming children in their arms. He described the guards taking their fingerprints, taking the fingerprints of the babies.

“He said it was disturbing to the most hardened prison workers to see poor families being held like prisoners, the children behind bars, crying, all of them crying.
He said they were all poor and frightened. He has been around criminals for many years. These are not criminals. They are poor and desperate.

“What I heard disturbed me too. I don’t know what else to say. The internal picture of fingerprinting babies offends me.” Here’s the link

By mopress

Writer, Editor, Educator, Lifelong Student

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