Aurora’s GEO ICE facility is a private immigrant detention center whose shadowy practices are obscured from advocates and lawmakers alike. But through the stories of those fighting to free their loved ones, and those who have done time on the inside, this film will shine a light on a facility too often shrouded in darkness.
The disturbing realities of America's immigration polices are coming to light - policies that are bringing into question the moral and legal implications of continuing down this current path.
Today, over 400,000 people are booked into ICE custody, a policy of mandatory detention started in 1996 by President Clinton.
Running and operating these facilities is GEO Group, a multi-billion dollar Florida-based private prison company with a track record of wage theft, forced labor, false record-keeping, poor oversight and detainee mistreatment.
This film addresses seriously the federal government's ability to detain people, highlighting some of the most common areas of neglect, including medical neglect/abuse, nutrition issues and prolonged detention.
According to federal government data, GEO Group receives more taxpayer dollars for immigration detention than any other ICE contractor
So we start at the source to tell this story, with interviews from current and former detainees, families fighting to be reunited, and the experts and advocates trying to save lives while a pandemic rages inside.