Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

New Report Exposes Inhumane Use of Solitary Confinement in Immigration Detention System

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"Immigrants in detention facilities around the United States are often subjected to punitive and long-term solitary confinement and denied meaningful avenues of appeal, according to an investigation by PHR and Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC).  Investigators with the two human rights groups surveyed conditions in more than a dozen detention centers and county jails that contract with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  The resulting report, Invisible in Isolation: The Use of Segregation and Solitary Confinement in Immigration Detention, is the first comprehensive examination of the effects of solitary confinement