Invisible in Isolation: The Use of Segregation and Solitary Confinement in Immigration Detention

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Immigrants in detention facilities around the United States often are subjected to punitive and long-term solitary confinement and denied meaningful avenues of appeal, according to an investigation by Heartland Alliance's National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) and Physicians for Human Rights (PHR). The two human rights groups surveyed conditions in more than a dozen detention centers and county jails that contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The result is the first comprehensive examination of the effects of solitary confinement on immigration detainees.

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Heartland Alliance's National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) and Physicians for Human Rights (PHR)

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