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.
The War on ImmigrantsImmigrants at Privately Run ICE Detention Center Were Thrown Out of Wheelchairs When They Asked for Medical Help
Three medically vulnerable immigrants held at Stewart Detention Center say they were subject to excessive force by guards amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Coronavirus CrisisICE’s Immigration Detainees Protested Lack of Coronavirus Precautions — and SWAT-like Private-Prison Guards Pepper-Sprayed Them
The guards from private prison giant CoreCivic’s internal riot police unit bragged on social media about confronting immigrant protesters with force.
The War on ImmigrantsHow Solitary Confinement Kills: Torture and Stunning Neglect End in Suicide at Privately Run ICE Prison
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.
The War on ImmigrantsImmigrant Detainee Called ICE Help Line Before Killing Himself in Isolation Cell
Jeancarlo Alfonso Jimenez-Joseph repeatedly brought his suicidal thoughts to the attention of officials at a private ICE detention center run by CoreCivic.