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Report: Wearing "Electronic Shackles" is Harmful to Immigrants

July 12, 2021 (1 min read)

Sarah Betancourt, The Guardian, July 12, 2021

"Immigrants in America who are forced to wear electronic ankle monitors suffer from an emotional, mental and physical toll, which includes trouble sleeping, mental health problems, problems at work and thoughts of suicide, a new report reveals.  The news comes amid an effort by the Biden administration to boost the use of the monitors as an alternative to putting people in brick-and mortar prisons as they await the outcome of their immigration cases.  The details are in Immigration Cyber Prisons: Ending the Use of Electronic Ankle Shackles, an upcoming report from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Freedom for Immigrants, and Immigrant Defense Project."