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The bill is the first legislation prompted by an ICIJ and Intercept investigation into ICE’s rampant misuse of solitary confinement.
The report from the Project on Government Oversight builds on an ICIJ and Intercept investigation into ICE’s widespread use of solitary confinement.
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.