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R. Andrew Free reports:
"Writing to report on a decision handed down Friday, June 25, by the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia in Efrain Romero de la Rosa's wrongful death lawsuit against CoreCivic's Stewart Detention Center.
This marks the first case we're aware of in which a federal court allowed disability claims for money damages under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act to proceed in a wrongful death case against an ICE contractor. The U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico rejected similar claims last year in the suit Roxsana Hernandez's estate filed against several ICE detention and transportation contractors. And while the Court may not have accepted Mr. Romero's argument that the treatment his son endured rose to the level of torture, Project South, Penn Law, and allies recently convinced the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights that torture is exactly what ICE and its contractors inflict upon people in these spaces