JEFFERSON - You've seen the images of inmates speaking to their visitors in everything from "Legally Blonde" to episodes of "Law and Order." The prisoner, decked out in a traffic-cone-colored jumpsuit speaking into a phone on one side of a large sheet of Plexiglass while the visitor speaks into the telephone on the other side.
January 24, 2010|
By Claire Miller
Times regional staff
Civil liberty and prisoner rights advocates say immigration detention facilities like the one run by a private company in midtown Gainesville are operated at a level of secrecy and lack of accountability that has led to preventable deaths.