In Australia the Woomera Detention Center was opened in 1999 in an attempt to handle illegal immigrants coming into the country. The conditions in this detention center have come under fire after incidents of riots and the suicide attempts of many who reside there. As with any detention center this one often deals with overcrowding. The company that managed the detention center sent invoices to the Australian government any time to pay for damage done to the building. As a result the detention center did not have much incentive to prevent detainees from disturbing the peace of the center and keeping it in working order. Controversy surrounding the running of the detention center resulted in it closing just four years after opening their doors.
About Woomera (Enhanced DVD) ISBN: 978-1-61753-122-4 Run Time: 52 Minutes Copyright Date: 2003 CC