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Politicized Neglect: A Report from Etowah County Detention Center
Posted on 6 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This report details findings from an assessment of the Etowah County Detention Center in Alabama, which houses both criminal inmates and immigrant detainees. The Women's Refugee Commission found that, disturbingly, the conditions of confinement... Read More

New SPLC report uncovers abuse and neglect at immigrant detention centers in the South
Posted on 22 Nov 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

SPLC, Nov. 21, 2016 - "As President-elect Donald Trump prepares to deport up to 3 million people, an investigation of immigrant detention centers in the South has found that detainees are routinely denied their due process rights and frequently endure... Read More

Tags: report , detention , SPLC

Report Takes Hard Look at Immigration Detention
Posted on 23 Mar 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The immigrants being held in Essex County and facing deportation tell of being locked down in rooms while being denied medical help, of not getting "a mere" 1,000 to 1,500 calories a day in nutrition, of trying to sleep fully clothed... Read More

Jails No Place for U.S. Immigration Detainees, Report Says
Posted on 6 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A report issued today by Human Rights First reveals that despite a 2009 commitment made two years ago today to overhaul the immigration detention system, the United States continues to hold the overwhelming majority of its nearly 400,000... Read More

GAO on Immigration Detention: Oversight of Facility Costs and Standards
Posted on 13 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"What GAO Found Within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) uses two different methods to collect and assess data on detention costs; however, these methods do not provide ICE with complete... Read More

Report Shows Poor Medical Care Led to Deaths at U.S. Immigration Jails
Posted on 26 Feb 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NIJC, Feb. 25, 2016 - "A report, Fatal Neglect: How ICE Inspections Ignore Deaths in Detention , released today by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Detention Watch Network (DWN) and the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC), examines... Read More

Report: Detention Reforms Needed
Posted on 15 Nov 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A new report calls for changes in the nation’s growing immigration detention system, where Texas provides more than a quarter of beds for those charged with violating civil immigration laws. Detention Watch Network , a coalition of advocacy... Read More

Report calls for reform of flawed immigrant detention system
Posted on 12 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Links to the report , the press release , and an Associated Press article . "The report, Not Too Late for Reform , authored by Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) and the Midwest Coalition for Human Rights ... Read More

Thousands of Immigrant Parents Detained - HRW Report
Posted on 15 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Human Rights Watch, May 15, 2017 - "New data analysis reveals that more than 10,000 parents of US citizen children are most likely detained every year in California by immigration authorities, Human Rights Watch said today. In light of new Trump... Read More

New Report Exposes Inhumane Use of Solitary Confinement in Immigration Detention System
Posted on 28 Sep 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Immigrants in detention facilities around the United States are often subjected to punitive and long-term solitary confinement and denied meaningful avenues of appeal, according to an investigation by PHR and Heartland Alliance’s National... Read More

New Report: Reform Alternatives to Immigrant Detention
Posted on 4 Jul 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" As the nation celebrates its independence, a new report serves as a chilling reminder of the unnecessary restrictions placed on the liberty of thousands of immigrants each day. Freed but not Free: A Report Examining the Current Use of Alternatives... Read More

ICE paints bleak picture of detention system
Posted on 11 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"More than 1,000 pages of internal reports from ICE's Office of Detention Oversight, obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, paint an often bleak picture of the inside of the nation's immigration detention system, with... Read More

Tags: report , detention , FOIA , ICE

U.S. Immigration Detention System Falls Far Short of Human Rights Standards, Should be Reformed
Posted on 18 Jun 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"On June 21, 2012 the newly appointed Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants Francoise Crépeau will present his first report to the Human Rights Council. The report focuses on the detention of migrants and alternatives to detention... Read More

Report: Immigrant Family Detention Harming Kids' Health
Posted on 25 Aug 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A new report finds that despite reforms to the family detention system, parents held at a Pennsylvania facility are still struggling to be released and are worried that their children's mental health and well-being could be in jeopardy. The... Read More

10 Immigration Jails Called Worst in U.S.
Posted on 18 Nov 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A series of reports released on Thursday call for the closure of 10 jails and prisons holding immigrants across the country, charging substandard medical care, lack of due process and geographic remoteness of facilities, which make it hard for detainees... Read More