Closer Look: Detention Centers; Northside Hospital; And More

This April 13, 2009 photo shows a detainee at Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Ga., leaving the cafeteria after lunch to go back to their living units. The all-male detention center with a capacity of 1,924 detainees is operated on contract by Nashville-based Corrections Corporation of America, the country's largest private prison firm. (AP Photo/Kate Brumback)
Credit Kate Brumback / Associated Press
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Thursday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress”:

  • 0:00: Steve Aslinger, facilities and planning director of Northside Hospital, talks about a new Cherokee hospital that is opening on May  6, and how Northside plans to move patients, staff and equipment all in the same day;
  • 20:02: As part of “Closer Look’s” affordable housing series, Georgia Tech professor Dan Immergluck explains the BeltLine Affordability Study he co-authored;
  • 32:25: Azadeh Shahshahani, legal and advocacy director of Project South, discusses the reporter the group  and the Penn State Law Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic released titled “Imprisoned Justice: Inside Two Georgia Immigration Detention Centers.” The report, focused on the Stewart Detention Center and the Irwin County Detention Center, is based on interviews with scores of detained immigrants as well as immigration attorneys, tours of both facilities and review of contracts and other relevant documents.

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