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Monday, December 3, 2012

Detention Watch Network Expose and Close Reports on 10 of the Worst Immigrant Prisons in the US


From: Detention Watch Network
November 2012

Detention Watch Network has coordinated the release of ten reports which detail the acute and chronic human right violations occurring in immigration detention in the United States today. 

A group of advocates, community organizers, legal service providers, faith groups and individuals personally impacted by detention, who together have deep experience and understanding of the detention and deportation system in the U.S., have identified these ten prisons and jails as facilities that are among the worst where immigrants are detained by the U.S. government.

Detention Watch Network demands that President Obama take a first step towards ending inhumane detention and close these 10 immigrant prisons cross the country as a down payment on a complete overhaul of U.S. immigration policies and practices.

On November 28, 300 national and local organizations sent a letter to the White House, calling on President Obama to close ten of the worst detention centers in the country while making immediate changes to ensure the safety, dignity and well-being of immigrants held in detention. 

Read the letter to Obama here.

For media inquires contact Silky Shah at sshah@detentionwatchnetwork.org

The Expose & Close Report on this website

Executive Summary of the Detention Watch Network Report 

Also read the article on ABC News with a Map of the prisons.

European borders: controls, detention and deportations

European borders: controls, detention and deportations
Migreurop, « European borders : controls, detention, deportations », 2009-2010 report (PDF)

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