Immigrant Detention Facilities Inhumane, Study Claims

Two Texas detention centers are among the 10 worst in the country for human rights violations, according to a series of reports released Thursday by Detention Watch Network, a national group advocating reform of the U.S. immigration and deportation system.

“Our immigration detention system is in crisis,” Andrea Black, executive director of the network, said at a press conference organized by advocacy group Grassroots Leadership in Austin. Black said the reports detail inadequate medical care and nutrition and inmates being confined in crowded cells for up to 23 hours a day.

The network's reports claim that immigrants' human ...

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