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Asylum Seeker Dies by Suicide at For-Profit ICE Jail in New Mexico

HeadlineAug 29, 2022

In New Mexico, a 23-year-old asylum seeker from Brazil has died by suicide while in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Kesley Vial was being indefinitely detained at the troubled Torrance detention center as he awaited his deportation to Brazil. The American Civil Liberties Union said Vial’s death was the “result of abhorrent conditions and treatment” by ICE and Torrance staff. Torrance is managed by the private prison corporation CoreCivic. Last year it failed its annual government inspection due to chronic understaffing and unsanitary and unsafe conditions.

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