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Freedom for Immigrants May 14
Replying to @MigrantFreedom
Between April 30 –May 12, we received 38 calls to our National Detention Hotline regarding medical neglect in ICE detention. Examples of medical neglect, as reported via the , and from advocates include:
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Freedom for Immigrants May 14
Replying to @MigrantFreedom
On May 1, a person detained at the Adelanto Detention Center in , California reported that he had not received insulin to treat his diabetes for over three months.
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Freedom for Immigrants May 14
Replying to @MigrantFreedom
On May 11, an advocate with @FOMDD305 reported at least two people detained at the Glades County Detention Center had to borrow inhalers from other people to treat their asthma because they did not have access to their own inhalers.
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Freedom for Immigrants May 14
Replying to @MigrantFreedom
ICE and prison staff are continuing to disregard CDC recommendations. An April 29 call on our reported that 15 people were transferred to Adelanto without being screened. Facility staff there are still not wearing PPE regularly.
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Freedom for Immigrants May 14
Replying to @MigrantFreedom
Between April 30 – May 12, we received 21 calls to our National Detention Hotline regarding insufficient quantities of soap, sanitizer, and personal hygiene supplies. Examples of shortages in essential supplies include:
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Freedom for Immigrants May 14
Replying to @MigrantFreedom
On May 12 we received two calls from two separate facilities - the Torrance County Detention Facility and the Imperial Regional Detention Facility - reporting that soap is not being provided for free and must be purchased in the commissary.
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Freedom for Immigrants May 14
Replying to @MigrantFreedom
We’ve reported numerous incidents of disrupting food service, particularly at the Otay Mesa Detention Center, which has the highest concentration of reported cases. Hotline callers report only receiving meager sandwiches each day.
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Freedom for Immigrants May 14
Replying to @thenation
According to a report in , facility officials at the Jefferson County Downtown Jail in Beaumont, TX serve breakfast at 3:30 AM to keep costs low.
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Freedom for Immigrants May 14
Replying to @MigrantFreedom
ICE is continuing to retaliate against people in their custody who speak out against the abuses they face in immigrant prisons. According to our map, retaliation has occurred at 37 ICE prisons.
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Freedom for Immigrants May 14
Replying to @MigrantFreedom
On April 30, a person detained at reported that they were sent to solitary confinement after raising concerns about positive cases at the facility and their inability to practice proper social distancing.
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Freedom for Immigrants
On May 5, a person detained at the Imperial Regional Detention Center in Calexico, CA, reported he was placed in solitary confinement for a month after sending a letter to and engaging in a hunger strike in protest of the dangerous conditions there.
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Freedom for Immigrants May 14
Replying to @MigrantFreedom
ICE continued to carry out transfers during this period, including to and between facilities with known positive cases of . This includes transfers from facilities with high concentrations of positive cases to facilities with no known cases of .
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Freedom for Immigrants May 14
Replying to @MigrantFreedom
And all of this is just what has been reported to us or in the media. The pandemic is exacerbating what we already know to be true: ICE cannot keep people safe. Detention can be a death sentence. We must and
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