Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Thousands of Immigrants Suffer in Solitary Confinement in ICE Detention


The Intercept and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) have partnered on a long form investigation focused on ICE’s detainee practices and discovered that “ICE uses isolation as a go-to tool, rather than a last resort,” to both “manage and punish even the most vulnerable detainees.”

 In a “review of more than 8,400 reports describing placements of ICE detainees in solitary confinement,” Intercept and ICIJ reporters found that ICE “has used isolation cells to punish immigrants for offenses as minor as consensual kissing, and to segregate hunger strikers, LGBTQ detainees, and people with disabilities.”



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