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44-Year-Old Mexican Immigrant Dies in ICE Custody

HeadlineJul 26, 2019

In Georgia, a 44-year-old Mexican man has died in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Before his death Wednesday, Pedro Arriago-Santoya complained he was experiencing abdominal pain while jailed at the Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Georgia. He was taken to a nearby hospital and died in intensive care two days later of cardiopulmonary arrest. Arriago-Santoya is the seventh person to die since October after being jailed by ICE. His death follows several others in recent years at the Stewart Detention Center, including two suicides. Attorney Azadeh Shahshahani of the group Project South said, “We have been raising the alarm about the horrific conditions at the Stewart Detention Center for many years. Our calls for accountability and redress have fallen on deaf ears. How many more immigrants should perish at this awful place rife with human rights abuses before it’s shut down?”

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