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Immigration detention centers violate human rights, says report

Posted on December 13th, 2011 No Comments

Three immigration detention centers in Illinois and Kentucky have come under fire recently after advocates at the National Immigrant Justice Center and the Midwest Coalition for Human Rights say detainees have been denied basic human rights.

Their report states that the prisoners at the detention centers have been denied or received poor medical care, have been denied legal counsel, rarely eat a hot meal, and are not provided with simple amenities such as blankets. The advocacy groups have visited the three centers over twenty times since 2009.

Some detainees have reported that doctors told them they had to pay for medical care, they are kept in excessively cold rooms, and could not see a doctor for potential cancer-related symptoms; one HIV-positive inmate was unable to see a doctor for six weeks.

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