Despite warnings from public health experts, ICE still holds nearly 35,000 detainees in close quarters.
Detainees have lodged a complaint concerning “abuses, atrocities, violations of human rights, racism and hate.”
Immigrant detainees are not convicted criminals, yet they suffer hostile, prison-like conditions in America for years at a time.
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Immigrant-detainee suicides indicate that the Stewart Detention Center and ICE are out of step with a trend in corrections to keep seriously mentally ill people out of solitary confinement.
In September 2017, Capital & Main requested reviews of 18 immigrant detainee deaths that had occurred in 2016 and early 2017. ICE has still not released four of the reports.