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Trump Administration's Mistreatment of Detained Immigrants: Deaths and Deficient Medical Care by for-Profit Detention Contractors   [open pdf - 296KB]

From the Executive Summary: "Last year, the Committee on Oversight and Reform initiated an investigation into the Trump Administration's use of for-profit contractors to detain tens of thousands of immigrants. Under the leadership of Chairman Elijah E. Cummings, the Committee began investigating troubling reports of deaths of adults and children, deficient medical care, prolonged detention, improper treatment, and filthy conditions at facilities operated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP). As part of this investigation, Committee staff conducted oversight inspections of nearly two dozen detention facilities in Arizona, California, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. In some cases, conditions were so poor that Committee staff warned contractor officials during their visits about deficiencies in the treatment of detainees. For example, after an inspection of the Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia-- which has been the subject of new whistleblower reports regarding 'jarring medical neglect' and hysterectomies performed on immigrant women--Committee staff were so alarmed by health and safety concerns that they raised them directly with the warden during their visit. Following these inspections, Chairman Cummings wrote a letter to then-Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan that the inspections 'revealed potentially serious ongoing problems with the treatment of children and adults in DHS custody."

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2020-09
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House Committee on Oversight and Reform: https://oversight.house.gov/
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