The estate of a woman who committed suicide in McHenry County Jail in 2005, where she was being held for immigration offenses, has settled its lawsuit for at least $1 million with Centegra Health System and one of its employees on claims they provided inadequate medical care, lawyers in the case said.
In our Living in the Shadows series, news organizations from around the country joined together to bring to light the interplay between immigration status and health. Many immigrants feel isolated and alone in America – suffering that can turn toxic over time. We will show where health systems fail some of the most vulnerable among us and highlight effective solutions to common conditions.
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) has not reported to the Department of Homeland Security headquarters all allegations of sexual assault that happened in their immigrant detention facilities, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
HELENA — A national immigrants’ rights group on Friday filed a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security asking the agency to investigate the alleged rape of an undocumented Mexican national who was in the agency’s custody.
HELENA – A Mexican national who was in the process of being deported from the United States said he was raped by fellow cellmates while he was detained last month at the Jefferson County Jail in Boulder.
Investigative Reporting Workshop did a video investigation of solitary confinement in immigration detention, including rare footage inside solitary cells and interviews with individuals who spent weeks locked inside them.
Mistreatment of transgender detainees described in government documents match the anecdotal accounts in dozens of interviews. One lawyer says she has never met a transgender detainee who has not been subject to some sort of harassment. The second of four stories.