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Denver Secret Prison for Democratic Convention

Monday, 18 Aug 2008 10:21 AM

By Jim Meyers

Denver is preparing for possible mass arrests of protesters during the Democratic Convention by turning a warehouse into a makeshift holding facility.

The holding center, on city property, has cells formed from chain-link fences and barbed wire, with security cameras on the outside, station KUSA in Denver reported.

Glenn Spagnuolo and other activists gathered outside the facility to protest the city’s plan to use it as a processing center for people arrested outside the convention.

“We feel the city should be ashamed of this secret prison they’ve set up,” Spagnuolo said.

“The public was never going to view this place. It was just found out. They got caught with this place. They told our lawyers in negotiations that this place didn’t even exist.”

Undersheriff Bill Lovingier, the city’s director of corrections, said the facility “was never a secret site. This center is designed as an arrest processing site. There will be no housing or long-term detentions.”

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