Since the local media aren't reporting the story, we decided to do a little investigating ourselves. After only a couple phone calls we found ourselves talking to Mr. Neal Clark, soon to become the new Field Office Director of Homeland Security here in the Northwest. In a telephone conversation on the morning of Tuesday, Feb. 24, he told us that the "grand opening" of the new 500-bed Homeland Security prison in Tacoma will take place in the first or second week of April, and then spoke to us of some of Homeland Security's plans for Pierce County....


The Bill of Rights Defense Committee vigil at the Homeland Security prison on the Tacoma Tideflats began on the anniversary of Executive Order 9066. Here's a report of the first three days of the vigil....


Some pieces recently published in Prison Privatisation Report International suggest how the Homeland Security prison soon to opened in the Tacoma Tideflats and managed by a private company called the Correctional Services Corporation of Sarasota is part of a bigger picture....