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These Immigrants Died In Government Custody, And That Could Have Been Prevented

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 02.25.2016 | Politics

Pablo Gracida-Conte had reported problems with vomiting, nausea and chest pains during his 142 days in immigrant custody in 2011, according to a gover...

Michael McLaughlin

Sexual Abuse And Wormy Food At 'Worst Of The Worst' Detention Center For Immigrants

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 11.16.2012 | Crime

Solitary confinement is a punishment for the most dangerous convicts, but a scathing report released Thursday said detainees held on immigration charg...

Weekly Diaspora: Why Detention Reform is Desperately Needed

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Last October, the Obama administration's announced their intention to reform the detention system--...

Weekly Diaspora: Why Detention Reform is Desperately Needed

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
The Media Consortium

While the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been crowing over its record number of deportations, it's suspiciously mum when it comes to the record number of detainees that still languish in mismanaged detention facilities.

Immigration Detention Reform Moves to Front Burner

Roberto Lovato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Roberto Lovato

Guantanamo Bay isn't the only prison crisis that Obama will have to deal with. There's another crisis growing in the many immigration detention centers carpeting the interior of the country.