This piece on the new Homeland Security prison in Tacoma is followed by an extract from UN Special Rapporteur David Weissbrodt's Final Report on the Rights of Non-Citizens....


With the arrival of a huge new Homeland Security prison in Tacoma whose purpose is to facilitate the detention and rapid "removal" of non-citizens, a thematic session on non-citizens and racial discrimination held under the auspices of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in Geneva's Palais Wilson on Monday and Tuesday, March 1-2, should be of great interest to residents of Pierce County....


An article published in the Seattle Times on Feb. 26 was the first in any major newspaper in more than a year on the subject of the new Department of Homeland Security prison now nearing completion on the Tacoma Tideflats. The independently owned newspaper deserves kudos for beating to the punch a hometown paper, the News Tribune of Tacoma. But many important issues went unaddressed....