Deficiencies In Detention Centers’ Medical Care Contributed To Immigrants’ Deaths, Report Finds
“There is significant evidence that ICE does know about many of the deficiencies in its medical care system, but that it has failed to take swift and appropriate action,” the Human Rights Watch says in the report.
Poor Medical Care In Immigrant Detention Had Deadly Consequences, Report Finds
Poor medical care, including underqualified staff and systemic neglect, has contributed to the deaths at immigrant detention facilities around the country, according to a report released Monday by two advocacy groups. The report is based on doctors’ evaluations of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement death reports from 2012 to 2015, and on interviews with people who are or recently were detained in facilities overseen by ICE. (Michels, 5/8)
Report Charges 'Systemic' Problems In Immigrant Detainee Medical Care
A new report from human rights advocates criticizes the quality of medical care in the nation's immigrant detention centers, saying the system is plagued with inexperienced staff, delayed treatment and other problems. Human Rights Watch and Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement, or CIVIC, issued the report Monday. (Berenstein Rojas, 5/8)