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Detaining Care, Part Three: Andre's Story

Andre Osborne was so over-medicated in the Willacy Immigration Detention Center that he fell off of the top bunk of his bed, badly injuring his face and eyes.

Andre Osborne is a Jamaican immigrant who has bipolar disorder. He was detained in New York in 2008 over a 15-year-old drug charge, and taken to the Willacy Immigration Detention Center in Texas.

In detention, doctors gave Osborne a cocktail of new drugs and dramatically increased his dosage.

He was so over-medicated that he rolled off of the top of a bunk bed and badly injured his face and eyes. Though he was taken to and from the hospital by ambulance, and received multiple stitches in his face, Osborne remained unconscious through the entire 19-hour episode.

This is his story.

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