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  1. Dangerous and Substandard Medical Care in US Immigration Detention

    by , 05-09-2017 at 05:54 AM (Matthew Kolken on Deportation And Removal)


    Via Human Rights Watch:

    Annual reports by the Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties at the Department of Homeland Security make clear that recommendations stemming from allegations of abusive conditions in detention facilities are regularly sent to ICE, but ICE often does not respond for years or responds in ways that are deemed completely inadequate to CRCL. In its 2015 report to Congress, CRCL states it sent ICE 49 recommendations regarding an unnamed facility in Arizona that mentions the number of suicides in recent years, making clear it is Eloy Detention Center. It took ICE two years to respond to these recommendations, concurring in 19, but CRCL stated it “[d]oes not believe that ICE responded appropriately to the other 30 recommendations.”

    Over two-thirds of individuals in immigration detention are held in facilities operated by private prison companies, and these facilities in recent years have come under particular scrutiny by advocates, investigative journalists, and government bodies. The Bureau of Prisons (BOP), the federal prison system, also has private prisons run by the same companies.

    Click here to download the full report.

    Updated 05-09-2017 at 07:36 AM by MKolken

  2. Top ICE Official Moving to Largest Private Prison Company In Country

    by , 05-09-2017 at 05:18 AM (Matthew Kolken on Deportation And Removal)
    Via the Daily Beast:

    Daniel Ragsdale, the official in question, is second-in-command at Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the federal agency tasked with arresting, detaining, and deporting undocumented immigrants. He was temporarily the head of the agency until President Donald Trump named his replacement in January, before becoming the deputy director. Ragsdale is expected to start his new job at GEO Group, the Boca Raton-based private prison company, in a few weeks. It isn’t clear what his new title there will be.

    Click here for more of the story.

    Also see: The Democrats’ Uneasy Connection to Private Profit Deportation Jails
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