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House Report Finds Immigrant Prisoners Denied Access to Essential Care, Forced into Labor

HeadlineSep 22, 2020

A new report by House Democrats finds immigrant prisoners in U.S. custody systematically receive inadequate medical, dental and mental healthcare, and face solitary confinement as a punishment for speaking out. The report also details how immigrants are forced to perform unpaid labor, including cleaning the prisons. As coronavirus cases continue to surge inside Immigration and Customs Enforcement prisons, the report notes, “The spread of COVID-19 has further highlighted how the failures to meet these standards of care are a matter of life and death.”

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