Wednesday, February 20, 2019
"Mother Jones" magazine picks up on "Labor South" story about asylum seekers being held in a remote Mississippi prison
You read it first in Labor South! In separate posts in August and September of 2018, Labor South reported on the hundreds of asylum seekers from other countries being held in the remote Tallahatchie Correctional Facility in the Mississippi Delta town of Tutwiler.
In its latest edition, Mother Jones magazine published a lengthy article by Noah Lanard about the prison and the asylum seekers being held there. Here is the link:
Of course, you read about this in Labor South and also in my column in the Jackson Free Press last September if you are a subscriber to that publication. Here is that link:
It is gratifying to know that national attention is now being given the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s actions toward people seeking refuge in this nation of immigrants. It would have been nice, however, for Mother Jones to have acknowledged who got the story first.