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ID:

362

Date:

2009-02-01

Headline:

ICE Facility Detainee's Death Stirs Questions

Reporter's name:

Nick Miroff

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

The Washington Post

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

Following a 2006 detainee death, an internal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) investigation condemned the medical unit at a private Virginia detention facility for failing to meet minimum ICE standards, and described the facility as "fail[ing] on multiple levels to perform basic supervision and provide for the safety and welfare of ICE detainees." The report, which was obtained via FOIA by the American Civil Liberties Union, presaged the death of a Virginia resident in November 2008 as a result of a treatable infection after his requests for medical attention were allegedly ignored for over a week.

Keywords:

ICE, detention, facility, healthcare, detainee, investigation

URL:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/01/31/AR2009013101853.html


Agencies:

ICE

States:

VA

Categories:

detainees, prison
health care
immigration
justice
public health


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