Immigrant Detainees Routinely Placed in Solitary Confinement in New Jersey Jail

In the New Jersey’s Essex County Correctional Facility, immigrant detainees are frequently subjected to weeks or months in solitary confinement, according to a new report, Isolated in Essex: Punishing Immigrants Through Solitary Confinement, released by the New Jersey Advocates for Immigrant Detainees, the American Friends Service Committee and the New York University School of Law Immigrant […]

Solitary Deaths in Immigrant Detention Centers

If the lockdown units of U.S. prisons comprise a largely hidden world, perhaps most secretive of all are the nation’s immigrant detention centers, where noncitizens live for years in often horrendous conditions–and sometimes die–obscured from public scrutiny. The New York Times and ACLU have begun to pull back the shroud of secrecy around these deaths, filing Freedom of Information Act […]