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Locked for weeks or months in solitary cells, mentally ill and vulnerable detainees are plagued by anxiety, anger, depression, and suicidal impulses.
Ellen Gallagher's yearslong effort to draw attention to ICE's use of solitary confinement was met with a maze of bureaucratic indirection and indifference.
Jeancarlo Alfonso Jimenez-Joseph repeatedly brought his suicidal thoughts to the attention of officials at a private ICE detention center run by CoreCivic.
Arafat Hasan Riad's account is just the latest accusation against CoreCivic for using solitary confinement to manage its detainee labor program.
The photos are from an investigation into the death of an ICE detainee who hanged himself inside an isolation cell in a CoreCivic-run detention center.