Friday, January 20th, 2017

ACLU Demands Removal of Detainees from Arizona Immigration Detention Center

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"The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Arizona today demanded that Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials remove immigration detainees from the Pinal County Jail (PCJ) or immediately remedy unconstitutional conditions at the facility, where hundreds of detainees are held in unsanitary conditions and subjected to abuse, despite the government’s pledge to create a “truly civil” immigration detention system.  In a letter sent today to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director John Morton and other top government officials, the ACLU charges that an investigation into the jail has revealed unacceptable conditions of confinement that are indisputably punitive, despite the fact that the immigration detainees there are held on civil, and not criminal, charges." -