Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Calls for President Obama to Immediately Close the Artesia Family Detention Center in New Mexico

Today, Detention Watch Network released the findings of their latest “Expose and Close” report on the Artesia Family Residential Center - documenting the conditions facing families currently detained in Artesia, New Mexico. The report outlines hows conditions at the Artesia Family Residential Center, specifically the barriers to legal access, broken asylum process, interference with telephone communications, deficient medical and mental health care, lack of childcare and educational services, and the inadequate conditions for good health and wellness create dangerous conditions that undermine the wellbeing of women and children under U.S. custody. Moreover, the report documents the dramatic rise in the use of family detention by U.S. officials - skyrocketing more than 1200% in the last 3 months alone. 



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