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NEWS BRIEF: Survivors and immigrant groups demand justice in drawn-out probe of detention centers

Victims ‘are still waiting for recourse’

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"meaningful oversight into the many abuses in ICE prisons in Georgia"

The Government Accountability Project and 74 supporting organizations sent a letter this week to the Department of Homeland Security Inspector General Joseph Cuffari demanding results of multiple investigations regarding medical misconduct against detained immigrant women at the Irwin County and Stewart detention centers in south Georgia.

“Two years later, (the victims) are still waiting for recourse. Instead of providing a modicum of accountability, ICE simply transferred from Irwin and began detaining immigrant women at the Stewart County Detention Center, a deadly ICE prison about 100 miles from Irwin with a track record of human rights violations,” Priyanka Bhatt, Senior Staff Attorney at Project South, wrote in the letter. “We are calling on DHS OIG to provide transparent, timely, and meaningful oversight into the many abuses in ICE prisons in Georgia that have been brought forward. The brave survivors… deserve justice." Details: southernmovement.salsalabs.org