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New Report Exposes Inhumane Use of Solitary Confinement in Immigration Detention System

"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 Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) . Investigators with...

DHS to Review Solitary Confinement of Immigration Prisoners

"Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Tuesday that she had asked federal immigration officials to provide her with more information about immigrants being held in solitary confinement at federal facilities." - New York Times, Mar. 27, 2013 .

Report: End Solitary Confinement for Immigration Prisoners

"Even relatively short periods in solitary confinement can cause severe and lasting physiological and psychological harm. Moreover, in many cases, the resulting harm rises to the level of torture or cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment, in violation of domestic and international law. The unequivocal...

Some Immigrants Spend Weeks in Solitary Confinement

"Hundreds of immigrants are placed in solitary confinement each week in the detention centers where they are facing deportation, federal records show. Some remain in isolation for weeks or months at a time. At the Stewart Detention Center south of Atlanta, for example, about 20 detainees are isolated...