The Northwest Detention Center, a privately run facility that holds immigrants awaiting court dates and deportation. In 2010 the facility, near downtown Tacoma, was expanded to house up to 1,575 detainees. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

The Northwest Detention Center, a privately run facility that holds immigrants awaiting court dates and deportation. In 2010 the facility, near downtown Tacoma, was expanded to house up to 1,575 detainees. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

The Northwest Detention Center, a privately run facility that holds immigrants awaiting court dates and deportation. In 2010 the facility, near downtown Tacoma, was expanded to house up to 1,575 detainees. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Alex Stonehill

Alex is a cofounder and editor of The Seattle Globalist. He's a visual journalist whose work has been published by PBS, The Seattle Times, FRONTLINE/World and the Seattle Weekly.  Alex teaches journalism in the University of Washington's Department of Communication and recently directed the documentary film Barzan.

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