Southern Poverty Law Center, National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, and Adelante Alabama Worker Center, Shadow Prisons: Immigrant Detention in the South (November 2016) (featuring data and stories culled from extensive interviews with hundreds of detainees in six southern detention centers, including Etowah – see pp51-62)
DHS Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Fiscal Year 2015 Report to Congress (June 2016) (see pages 28-29 and 35, discussing “super-recommendations memorandum” issued by CRCL to ICE noting serious and longstanding concerns arising from numerous complaints of civil rights violations at Etowah, recommending that ICE cease use of the facility)
Detention Watch Network & Center for Constitutional Rights, Banking on Detention: Local Lockup Quotas & the Immigrant Dragnet (June 2015) (see pages 9-10, describing how although ICE slated Etowah for closure in 2010, it rescinded the decision and kept the facility open after Alabama congressional representatives threatened ICE’s funding)
The CRCL “Super-Recommendations Memorandum” on systemic civil rights complaints and failed reforms at Etowah, obtained in Adelante v. DHS FOIA litigation by Shut Down Etowah members and co-counsel Public Citizen Litigation Group (read a summary of the records here)
Etowah contract documents, obtained by the Immigration Detention Transparency and Human Rights Project of the National Immigrant Justice Center through the NIJC v. DHS FOIA litigation. Learn more about the project and view other detention center contracts here.