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ID:

312

Date:

2008-05-08

Headline:

For Immigrants Who Died in U.S. Custody, Few Details Provided

Reporter's name:

Nina Bernstein

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

The New York Times

City:

Newark, NJ

Summary:

Sixty-six people have died in U.S. immigration custody, and their information and whereabouts are often enveloped in a fog of secrecy. Many were legal immigrants who had overstayed tourist visas, or had their green cards revoked. Their prison treatment and cause of death is highly secretive and unreported to their families or relatives.

Notes:

The list of the 66 deaths, compiled by Immigration and Customs Enforcement after Congress demanded the information, and obtained by The New York Times under the Freedom of Information Act, is the fullest accounting to date of deaths in immigration detention, a patchwork of federal centers, county jails and privately run prisons that has become the nationís fastest-growing form of incarceration. (for more details, see 5/11 public editor's column, http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/11/opinion/11pubed.html)

Keywords:

immigration, custody, immigrant, death, murder, treatment, prison, jail, visa

URL:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/05/nyregion/05detain.html


Agencies:

ICE

States:

CA
NJ

Categories:

classified information
detainees, prison
immigration
justice


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