The Intercept is a First Look Media Company.
José Olivares is a multimedia journalist and an associate producer with WNYC’s “The Takeaway.” His work has been published by NPR, USA Today Network publications, NACLA Report, and others. He is originally from Mexico City and is based in New York.
PGP Public Key and Fingerprint:
7E99 8AEA 4132 12FF D9C1 3ACE 8098 0683 321E B0BB
Guards at an ICE jail put Efraín Romero de la Rosa in solitary confinement despite a diagnosis of schizophrenia. He killed himself after 21 days.
Jeancarlo Alfonso Jimenez-Joseph repeatedly brought his suicidal thoughts to the attention of officials at a private ICE detention center run by CoreCivic.
Efraín Romero de la Rosa’s suicide was the second in 15 months by a detainee with a history of mental illness at a privately run ICE detention center.
Mexico’s work staunching the northbound flow of migrants is supported by U.S. security assistance — despite human rights abuses.
With its support for Mexico’s war on drugs, the U.S. government is funding a force that has been regularly implicated in violence against its own people.