Photo from Grassroots Leadership
17 Jan 2018

Immigrant Woman Attempts Suicide At Detention Center After Facing Punishment For Avoiding Guard Who Sexually Abused Her

A twenty-three year-old immigrant woman from El Salvador attempted suicide at a private immigration detention center in Texas after learning she may face punishment for avoiding a guard who sexually abused her and still works at the facility. Laura Monterrosa ingested “51 pain pills that were left in her possession by

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14 Dec 2017

Widespread Detainee Abuse At ICE Prisons Confirmed By Inspector General Report

The inspector general for the Homeland Security Department conducted unannounced inspections of six immigrant detention facilities overseen by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). It uncovered glaring examples of detainee abuse and mistreatment at four of the facilities. Inspections were conducted in response to complaints from immigrant rights groups, as well

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30 Nov 2017

Cibola Immigration Detention Facility Is Trump Administration’s Model For Isolating Refugees

Christopher, a young Congolese asylum seeker, was detained at the Cibola County Correctional Center, which is a prison in rural New Mexico operated by CoreCivic. He endured health issues, experienced isolation because he doesn’t speak a commonly spoken language, struggled to find a lawyer, and had his asylum application denied

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16 Nov 2017

Woman Held At Private Immigrant Detention Center Alleges Sexual Assault By Guard

An incarcerated immigrant woman alleges guards sexually harassed and assaulted her and other women at a private immigrant detention center in Taylor, Texas, and retaliated against those who spoke out. Twenty-three year old Laura Monterrosa is currently detained at the T. Don Hutto Residential Center, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

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11 Oct 2017

Supreme Court Rules Against Private Prison Corporations’ Push For Secrecy

The Supreme Court ruled against GEO Group and CCA, which sought to block the release of records related to their government contracts.

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14 May 2017

Interview With Azadeh Shahshahani: Georgia Immigrant Detention and the U.S. Deportation Machine

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola welcome Azadeh Shahshahani, who is a legal and advocacy director for Project South. She joins the show to talk about a report she worked on called “Imprisoned Justice: Inside Two Georgia Immigrant Detention Centers.” Shahshahani addresses how asylum seekers and immigrants are denied due

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Photo from report by Project South and the Penn State Law Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic. Credit: Steven Rubin.
04 May 2017

Immigrants In Georgia Detention Centers Put In Solitary For Hunger Strikes, Demanding Medical Treatment

Georgia immigrant detention centers frequently put asylum seekers and other migrants into solitary confinement as punishment for going on hunger strike.

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A protester stands with a sign in front of an immigrant detention center in Aurora, Colorado, operated by the private prison company GEO Group. Photo by Justin Valas on Flickr
10 Apr 2017

Lawsuit May Serve As Template For Challenging Forced Immigrant Labor In Private Prisons

Class action lawsuit by pretrial immigrant detainees may force GEO Group and other private prison companies to move away from slave labor.

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Photo by Not One More Deportation.
07 Jul 2016

Teachers Protest Deportations, Detention Of Refugee Students At First Clinton And Obama Rally

Teachers and students were there to protest Obama’s record on deportations, and demand Clinton and Obama release refugee youth.

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Detained, Deceived, and Deported: Experiences of Recently Deported Central American Families
20 May 2016

Immigration Officials Trick Central American Refugees Before Deportation

Immigration officials often do not provide any information about what is happening to them, or mislead them about the fact that they are being sent back.

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