The Adelanto Detention Facility is again in the center of controversy, allegedly using protests taking place outside the facility as an excuse to mistreat detainees.
Are peaceful protesters at Adelanto Detention Center being tear-gassed and pepper-sprayed?
Since 2003, 19 detainees have died within Arizona’s detention centers.
Facing deportation to homelands they barely remember, formerly incarcerated Southeast Asians in L.A. are fighting in court to remain here.
Limited protective gear and medical attention, dubious punitive and transfer practices, and crowded conditions that make social distancing almost impossible have all contributed to an environment at Otay Mesa rife for the spread of the virus. But so far detainees’ pleas for help have gone unheeded.