Stopping GEO in Hobart, IN

Photo: John Smierciak, The Times Hope Mustakim, right, listens as her husband Nazry Mustakim tells of his time being locked up in a GEO facility in Texas. The couple spoke during a community forum by the Concerned Citizens of Hobart on the issue of building an immigrant detention facility in Hobart. People who have lived in GEO facilities spoke of their experiences during the forum at Augustana Lutheran Church in Hobart.

This past weekend, Naz and I were asked to speak at an event in “the Friendly City” of Hobart, Indiana. We eagerly accepted the invitation, and it was a terrific event (as expected)! This community is unified in their stance against the GEO Group – formerly Wackenhut Corrections Corporation- or any company for that matter, building a for-profit prison/detention facility in their city.. or anywhere!  We were honored and blessed to be a part of this community forum.

Check out the article and photos below:

http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/hobart/concerned-citizens-host-forum/article_636ecd24-1668-55ad-b808-1adf4f8cfb32.html

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