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Detained, Then Violated, The Intercept, April 2018

A Border Control Official Sexually Abused Me’, The Nation, April 2018

People should know the truth about detention centers, ATTN:, April 2018

Immigrant Rights Group: Hudson County Jail Deaths Are 'Systemic',, April 2018

People's Tribunal Featured on 'The Damage Report,' The Young Turks, April 2018


Immigration detention in the United States denies basic human freedoms, LA Times, March 2018

Under the Media Radar, Trump Is Locking Up More Refugees, Truthdig, March 2018

What happens to immigrants after they're arrested? KALW, March 2018

ICE Reportedly Abused Nearly 100 Somalis With Shackles And Racial Slurs On Unsuccessful Deportation Flight, Blavity, March 2018

Inside Etowah County jail: 'Nightmare' conditions may have helped sheriff buy beach house,, March 2018

El condado Hudson le cierra las puertas a ICE, Telemundo 47, March 2018

I spent a decade in immigration detention, The Hill, March 2018

Contra Costa sheriff bans ICE detainee advocacy group from visiting jail. Nonprofit calls it retaliation., The Mercury News, March 2018

East Bay sheriff accuses banned immigrant rights group of sneaking ‘contraband’ to ICE detainees, East Bay Times, March 2018

Immigration advocacy group locked out of Contra Costa County jail: report, Fox KTVU, March 2018

A detention center vigil that defies La Migra, People’s World, March 2018

Sheriff’s Office bans group from serving ICE detainees, citing violations, The Richmond Standard, March 2018

Rep DeSaulnier urges Contra Costa County to end ICE detentions, San Francisco Chronicle, March 2018

'Prisoners are people first': America's inmates are ready for their #MeToo moment, The Independent, March 2018

ICE Shackled 92 Somalis for 40 Hours on a Failed Deportation Flight. That Was Just The Start of the Abuse. The Intercept, March 2018

20 Contra Costa Jail Volunteers Lose Clearances Over Violations, CBS San Francisco, March 2018

Exclusive: A look inside Georgia’s newest immigration detention center, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, March 2018

Hudson County ends participation in federal immigration detention program,, March 2018

Immigrant advocacy group barred from Contra Costa County jails, SFGate, March 2018

20 Detention Facility Volunteers Lose Clearances For Violations,, March 2018

Contra Costa sheriff says banned group broke jail rules in visiting immigrants, The Greater New Milford Spectrum, March 2018

Contra Costa Sheriffs Office Addresses Revocation of Clearance for CIVIC Group, East County Today, March 2018

Sheriff bans illegal immigrant visitation group CIVIC from county jail for violating rules, they deny violations, Contra Costa Herald, March 2018



US Supreme Court: Detained Immigrants Do Not Have Right to Bond Hearing, VOA News, February 2018

These Harrowing Stories Shed Light On The Rampant Sexual Abuse in Immigrant Detention Centers, Remezcla, February 2018

The Supreme Court's Ruling on Immigrant Detention Is a Huge Win for Private Prisons, Splinter News, February 2018

Immigrant dies after being held at Georgia detention center accused of poor medical care, ThinkProgress, February 2018

Private prisons make a buck with inhumane treatment of immigrants, Who What Why, February 2018



Private Immigrant Prisons In California Now Subject To Public Records Act, Huffington Post, January 2018

Mistreatment at the Richmond jail? There is none, sheriff says San Francisco Chronicle , January 2018

Immigration Detention Centers Put Rule of Law to Shame Truthdig, January 2018

Advocates want #MeToo debate to include immigrant detention Associated Press, January 2018

Immigration Advocates: Immigrant Detainees Must Be Included in the #MeToo Conversation, Colorlines, January 2018

CIVIC works to end immigration detention Las Cruces Sun-News




Democratic Members to DHS: Investigate Sexual Abuse in Immigration Centers, Roll Call, December 2018

Grijalva, Lawmakers Urge Investigation Of Sex Assault Claims At Detention Centers, Fronteras Desk, December 2018

Dems say tiny fraction of sexual assault charges against DHS are investigated, The Hill, December 2018

73 members of Congress: Investigate sex-assault reports at immigration facilities, The Arizona Republic, December 2018

Democratic lawmakers urge investigations into sexual assault claims in immigration detention, Victorville Daily Press, December 2018

Miguel’s New Music Video ‘Now’ Shows Harsh Reality of Immigration Detention Centers, People Magazine, December 2017.
FBI Intervenes After Sexual Assault Allegations at Texas Immigrant Detention Center, Reveal, December 2017.
Miguel’s New Music Video ‘Now’ Sheds Light on the Truth Behind Immigration Detention Centers, Latina, December 2017.
Immigration Advocates Demand Answers After Sex Abuse Claims Surface Out of Texas Detention Center, Remezcla, December 2017.
Say ‘No’ to new immigrant detention site in Minnesota, Southside Pride, December 2017.
Miguel Tackles Immigrant Detention Centers In His Music Video For ‘Now’, Huffington Post, December 2017.
Miguel’s “Now” Video Is a Powerful Statement on the Injustice of Immigrant Detention, Remezcla, December 2017.
‘Immigrant Detention Center’ Is Just a Nice Way to Say ‘Prison’, Splinter News, December 2017.

Democrats Call for Probe of Sexual Assaults, Harassment Claims by Immigrants in Detention, KQED, Dec. 2017

US Inspectors Alarmed Over Conditions at Immigrant Detention Centers, VOA News, Dec. 2017

Widespread detainee abuse at ice prisons confirmed by inspector general report, Shadowproof, Dec 2017


Inside Miguel’s Political Awakening, Rolling Stone Magazine, November 2017.
US female migrant detainees ‘given bags to use as toilets’, BBC News, November 2017.
Deportation chosen over Richmond jail; complaints under investigation, San Francisco Chronicle, November 2017.
Conditions worsen for some ICE detainees at Richmond jail, San Francisco Chronicle, November 2017.
Calls to investigate ICE jail in Richmond, San Francisco Chronicle, November 2017.
Why Are We Locking Up Immigrants For Years?, Newsweek, November 2017.
Activist groups ask supes to audit Alameda Co. Sheriff’s budget, KTVU, November 2017.
Texas Detention Center Faces Allegations of Widespread Sexual Abuse—Again, Rewire, November 2017.
More Trouble at T. Don Hutto, The Austin Chronicle, November 2017.
Inmigrante detenida denuncia abuso sexual: “Pensaba que si ella no tocaba mi cuerpo me iban a deportar”, Univision, November 2017.
ICE moves to close South Georgia detention center, then re-evaluates, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, November 2017.
Contra Costa sheriff pledges ‘full investigation’ amidst troubling allegations from ICE detainees, East Bay Times, November 2017.
The Agony of Having a Sick Husband in ICE’s Deadliest Detention Center, Splinter News, November 2017.
Immigrant complaints of East Bay jail conditions prompt call for U.S. probe, San Francisco Chronicle, November 2017.
Separar hijos de padres inmigrantes para crear desánimo, Telemundo, November 2017.
US release of asylum-seeker on life support raises questions, Associated Press News, November 2017.

Immigrant detainees allege conditions are so bad at Contra Costa jail, they'd prefer deportation, Daily Kos, Nov. 2017

Contra Costa sheriff pledges ‘full investigation’ amidst troubling allegations from ICE detainees, Times-Herald, Nov. 2017

A Migrant Says She Was Assaulted at a Detention Center. Advocates Are Calling on Law Enforcement to Investigate, Rewire, Nov. 2017


Immigrant advocates hold concert outside detention center to bring awareness to mass imprisonment, ThinkProgress, October 2017.
Arizonans can fight against immigrant detention, Arizona Daily Star, October 2017.
Undocumented Youth in Immigration Facilities Face Unique Challenges, TeenVogue, October 2017.
R&B singer Miguel headlines concert in Adelanto calling for end of immigrant detention, Los Angeles Times, October 2017.
Miguel To Hit The Stage As The Headliner For #SchoolsNotPrisons Concert,, October 2017.
R&B Singer Miguel Plays Concert For Detained Immigrant Cause, CBS Los Angeles, October 2017.
Grammy winner Miguel to perform free concert in Adelanto to advocate for immigrants, The Press Enterprise, October 2017.
Study: Fox News covered immigration five times as much as CNN and MSNBC combined, Media Matters for America, October 2017.
Brave New Films’ mini doc on Immigrant Prisons, Brave New Films, October 2017.
When the American Dream Becomes Human Rights Abuse, Nationswell, October 2017.
What Life Is Like In An Immigrant Prison, Splinter News Video, October 2017.
Orange County, California, is ICE’s island of support in sanctuary state, Reveal, October 2017.
Nueva campaña contra centros migratorios ante aumento en quejas de parte de detenidos, La Opinion, October 2017.
Activists plan Adelanto concert to call for immigration detention center shutdowns, VV Daily Press, October 2017.
Governor signs bill slowing expansion of for-profit immigration detention facilities, Oakland North, October 2017.
Governor signs bills that seek to protect undocumented immigrants, Fontana Herald News, October 2017.
California freezes growth of immigration detention facility in Adelanto, VV Daily Press, October 2017.

California, Rights Groups Seek Greater Control Of Immigrant Detention Centers, CBS SF Bay Area, September 2017.
A Medical Emergency, and the Growing Crisis at Immigration Detention Centers, The New Yorker, September 2017.
ICE Wants to Destroy Its Records of In-Custody Deaths, Sexual Assault, and Other Detainee Files, The Nation, September 2017.
Asylum Seekers Sue ICE Over Prolonged Detention, Courthouse News, September 2017.
How do standards measure up at immigration detention centers? A special report, PolitiFact, September 2017.
Do We Have to Abolish the Victim Narrative to Abolish Immigration Detention?, Huffington Post, September 2017.
Victory for Immigrant Hunger Strikers: Lawsuit Challenges Slave Wages at Private Jail, Truthout, September 2017.

ICE Wants To Start Destroying Records Related To Deaths And Sexual Assaults In Immigrant Detention, LAist, August 2017.
ICE Seeks Permission to Destroy Records of Sexual Assaults and Deaths, Fusion/Splinter News, August 2017.
ICE Seeks To Destroy Records On Detainee Deaths, Sexual Abuse, Talking Points Memo (TPM), August 2017.
Officials insist Adelanto ICE detainees properly cared for, immigrant rights activists disagree, San Bernardino Sun, August 2017.
Business and ICE collaborate to keep workers down, Sacramento Bee, August 2017

Immigration Court Case Backlog Hits Record 610,000, Law 360, July 2017.
“I Almost Died in My Own Blood”: A German Detainee’s Harrowing Allegations of His Time in Immigration, Mother Jones, July 2017.
A Diabetic Migrant Was Taken Into ICE Custody—Then They Trashed Her Medication, Rewire, July 2017.
Investigation: Medical neglect at Hudson County jail alleged in death of detainee,, July 2017.
Adelanto Detention Facility barred from expanding for another decade, VV Daily Press, July 2017.
ICE facility in California a monument to cruelty, greed, Las Vegas Sun, July 2017.
The Stain of Adelanto: Suffering and Solidarity for Detained Immigrants, Truthout, July 2017.
Is Adelanto California’s Guantanamo?, City Watch, July 2017.
Stand With Hunger Strikers at the Adelanto Detention Facility, Truthout, July 2017.
El Paso artist teaches art to refugees in Otero County Prison, Alamogordo Daily News, July 2017.
DOJ Announces New EOIR Acting Deputy Director, Law 360, July 2017.

California Aims to Quash Immigration Detention Growth, New York Times, June 2017.
California Deals Blow To Trump’s Plan To Expand Immigrant Detention Centers, BuzzFeed, June 2017.
ICE Detention Facility Locks Out Clergy and Lawyers, Capital & Main, June 2017.
ICE Locks Down Immigrant Detention Facility After Interfaith Group Holds Prayer Circle, LAist, June 2017.
Women in California’s Largest Immigrant Prison Hold Hunger Strike, Truthout, June 2017.
Centro de ICE en Adelanto en el ojo del huracán por muertes, huelga de hambre, quejas de abusos y visitas negadas, Univision, June 2017.
Mujeres migrantes detenidas por ICE hacen huelga de hambre en California, Azteca, June 2017.
California Leading the Way in Immigration Detention Reform with Budget Bill, New America Media, June 2017.
California Just Outlawed Immigration Detention Expansion, Huffington Post, June 2017.
Undocumented, and Trapped Between Your Abuser and Deportation, Vice, June 2017.
Clérigos tratan visitar detenidos en huelga de hambre en cárceles de Inmigración, Radio Bilingue, June 2017.
Expulsan a visitantes y bloquean la entrada a pastores y abogados en Adelanto, La Opinión, June 2017.
Another immigrant dies while in ICE custody at a controversial for-profit detention center, Think Progress, June 2017.
Another Immigrant Has Died In ICE Custody And Critics Worry It’s Just The Beginning, BuzzFeed, June 2017.
ICE Violates First Amendment Rights of 60 Faith Leaders and Attorneys, Huffington Post, June 2017.
The U.S. is Trying to Deport Me, But You Can’t Deport My Story, VOICE of OC, June 2017.
Budget deal bans new immigrant detention center contracts in California, Reveal, June 2017.
Attorney General Becerra, Senator Lara Announce California Department of Justice to Review Conditions in Immigrant Detention Facilities, Highland News, June 2017.
California Aims to Block Trump’s Expansion of Immigrant Detention, Mother Jones, June 2017.
California Bars Expansion of ‘Inhumane’ Immigration Detention Facilities, Rewire, June 2017.
California Defies Federal Mandate to Expand Immigration Detention Centers, LA Weekly, June 2017.
California Takes a Stand Against Immigrant Detention, Human Rights Watch, June 2017.
Detainees protest medical neglect, high bond amounts with brief hunger strike, VV Daily Press, June 2017.
Visibility for immigrants in detention increasingly urgent in Trump era, Media Matters for America, June 2017.

ICE Urged To End Arbitrary Detention For Asylum Seekers, Law 360, May 2017.
More Immigrants Are Being Detained As US Clamps Down On “Catch-And-Release”, BuzzFeed, May 2017.
O.C. Supervisors’ decision to expand detention program overlooks jail conditions, Los Angeles Times, May 2017.
Donald Trump’s immigration crackdown will be deadly, USA Today, May 2017.
U.S. Government Abruptly Removes Damning Detention Inspection Report From Its Website, Huffington Post, May 2017.
Immigrant detention centers marred by ‘needless deaths’ amid poor care – report, The Guardian, May 2017.
Report: medical woes at US immigrant detention centres, BBC News, May 2017.
Stati Uniti, il pugno di ferro di Trump riduce l’assistenza sanitaria nei centri di detenzione per migranti, La Repubblica (Italy), May 2017.
‘Systematic’ Neglect: Rights Groups Slam Deadly US Treatment of Migrant Detainees, TeleSUR TV, May 2017.
Precaridade nos cuidados médicos para os imigrantes detidos nos EUA – ONG, Diario de Noticias (Portugal), May 2017.
Second ICE detainee in Georgia dies in space of two days, Atlanta Journal Constitution, May 2017.
Un detenido de ICE se suicida y vuelve a encender las alarmas sobre las celdas de aislamiento, Univision, May 2017.
Adelanto Detention Facility ranks high for sexual assaults on immigrants, group says, Press Enterprise, May 2017.
Houston immigrant detention center has more deaths than most other centers nationwide, Houston Chronicle, May 2017.
Medical care for immigrant detainees in detention facilities appear to be ‘broken’, Business Insider, May 2017.
In Immigrant Jails, Health Care Can Be Hazardous To Prisoners’ Health, Fast Company, May 2017.
Immigrant Detainees May Be Dying Because Of Inadequate Care, Doctors Say, Huffington Post, May 2017.
Deficiencies In Detention Centers’ Medical Care Contributed To Immigrants’ Deaths, Report Finds, California Healthline, May 2017.
Immigration officials defend detention practices from human rights groups, Washington Times, May 2017.
‘If you don’t want us, tell us to go back’: The making of a California prison town., High Country News, May 2017.
Treating Cancer with Ibuprofen, The Marshall Project, May 2017.
Class project promotes immigrant rights, Cal State Los Angeles University Times, May 2017.
Report questions immigration detention deaths in Houston – and nationwide, Houston Chronicle, May, 2017.
Immigrant Detainees Are Being Neglected in Private Prisons,, May 2017.
Human Rights Report cites Pa. case of suicide in immigration detention,, May 2017.
Report: Undocumented People Dying ‘Needlessly’ in Immigrant Detention Centers, Rewire, May 2017.
Human Rights Watch & CIVIC Charges Detention Medical Failures, The Crime Report, May 2017.
Poor care contributed to migrant deaths in U.S. jails: report, Reuters, May 2017.
US detention hazardous to immigrants’ health, Al Jazeera, May 2017.
Immigrant Jails: Health Care Can Be Hazardous to Prisoners’ Health, Capital & Main, May 2017.
Report criticizes York prison for 2013 suicide: ‘Woefully inadequate’, York Dispatch, May 2017.
A tragic suicide at York County Prison (editorial), York Daily Record, May 2017.
Scathing report alleges substandard mental health care at York County Prison, York Daily Record, May 2017.
Suffering, Deaths Likely to Increase in Trump’s Immigration Jails, Phoenix New Times, May 2017.
Systematic medical failure kills several immigrants in US detention centers, PressTV, May 2017.
‘Systemic’ problems in immigrant detainee medical care, report charges, KPCC, May 2017.
Here’s how private prisons are being challenged, even as they scale up, PRI The World, May 2017.
Poor medical care in immigration detention has deadly results, report says, Reveal: The Center for Investigative Reporting, May 2017.
Immigrant deaths due to poor care in detention: report, Law 360, May 2017.
Where Trump’s Policies Sow Fear, New Campaign Argues, ‘Corporate Backers of Hate’ Stand to Profit, Rewire, May 2017.
Indiferencia “sistémica” de ICE pone en peligro mortal a inmigrantes detenidos, La Opinion, May 2017.
Indiferencia “sistémica” de ICE pone en peligro mortal a inmigrantes detenidos, El Diario, May 2017.
Indiferencia “sistémica” de ICE pone en peligro mortal a inmigrantes detenidos,, May 2017.
Human Rights Watch y CIVIC advierte sobre riesgo de muertes de migrantes por políticas de Trump, El Pais, May 2017.
Human Rights Watch y CIVIC advierte sobre riesgo de muertes de migrantes por políticas de Trump, Sputnik News, May 2017.
Human Rights Watch advierte sobre riesgo de muertes de inmigrantes bajo la administración Trump,, May 2017.
Alerta Human Rigths de atencion mèdica precaria a migrantes, Ciudadania Express, May 2017.
Human Rights alerta por muertes de migrantes en detenciones, Tiempo, May 2017.
Human Rights Watch y CIVIC teme que con Trump mueran más inmigrantes en las cárceles de ICE, Univision, May 2017.
Por Trump aumenta riesgo de muerte de migrantes detenidos, El Diario Guadalajara, May 2017.
Políticas migratorias de Trump podrían matar a más inmigrantes, ADN 40 (Mexico), May 2017.
Human Rights Watch y CIVIC teme que mueran más inmigrantes en cárceles, Sercano, May 2017.

97 Percent of Sexual Abuse Reports in Detention Centers Aren’t Investigated, Latina, April 2017.
Yet Another Person Dies in ICE Custody, Rewire, April 2017.
Amid Crackdown, Immigrants are Dying of Neglect in ICE Detention Facilities, Fast Company, April 2017.
Group claims ICE ignores claims of sexual assault of immigrants in custody, Houston Chronicle, April 2017.
Sexual Assaults in Immigration Detention Centers Rarely Get Investigated, Group Charges, NBC News, April 2017.
Complaint Alleges Immigration Detention Center Sexual Assaults Are Ignored, TeenVogue, April 2017.
Report: Homeland Security fields 1,000 sex abuse complaints, Associated Press/SF Chronicle, April 2017.
ICE detainee questions medical treatment at Adelanto Detention Facility, Victor Valley Daily Press, April 2017.
Complaint Claims Thousands of Reports of Sexual Assault in Immigration Detention Have Not Been Investigated, Fusion, April 2017.
Few Complaints Of Sexual Abuse Inside Immigrant Detention Centers Are Investigated, Report Finds, BuzzFeed, April 2017.
Sexual Assault Claims At Private Immigrant Detention Centers Are Rarely Investigated, LAist, April 2017.
Group names Alabama county jail 6th worst for immigrant sexual abuse complaints, Alamaba’s, April 2017.
York prison cited in ICE sexual harassment complaint, York Dispatch, April 2017.
Piden que DHS investigue abuso sexual en centros de detención, La Opinión, April 2017.
Chances are high that if you’re abused in immigration detention, no one will care, Think Progress, April 2017
Más de 1,000 denuncias de abuso sexual a inmigrantes en centros de detención, Univision, April 2017.
Complaint: Sexual Abuse, Harassment in Immigrant Detention Largely Goes Uninvestigated, Rewire, April 2017.
Report: Over 1,000 Sexual Abuse Complaints Against DHS, AmericaNow, April 2017.
Sexual Assault Claims At Immigrant Detention Facilities Are Rarely Investigated, Romper, April 2017.
Reportan más de mil casos de abuso sexual en centros de detención de EU en dos años, Proceso, April 2017.
Inmigrantes sufren abusos sexuales en los centros de detención, Jambalaya News, April 2017.
Why Trump’s Agency, “VOICE” Should Stand for “Victims of ICE,” Truthout, April 2017.
Santa Ana’s Motto: Jails Not Schools, OC Register, April 2017.

The first immigrant detainee to die under President Trump had a treatable disease, Think Progress, March 2017.
Female immigrants face unique problems in detention centers, Think Progress, March 2017.
Immigrant advocacy group calls for investigation of Adelanto detainee’s death, Victor Valley Daily Press, March 2017.
ICE Detainee Hangs Himself In California Jail Cell, Vocativ, March 2017.
Immigrants given rotten meat, solitary confinement at Theo Lacy Jail, watchdog finds, Orange County Register, March 2017.
The Trump Administration Is Considering Separating Undocumented Parents From Their Children, BuzzFeed, March 2017.
Migranti in Usa: Trump vorrebbe separare i figli dalle madri che entrano clandestinamente, Repubblica, March 2017.
Is ICE Trying to End Public Oversight of Detention Conditions?, Rewire, March 2017.
Legal groups accuse Trump administration of cutting access to illegal immigrants, Washington Times, March 2017.
Planned ICE Deportation Of Napa Man Spurs Saturday Protest In Richmond, CBS, March 2017.
Activists protest planned deportation of Napa man, Napa Valley Register, March 2017.

Immigration officials abruptly announce end to controversial contract at Santa Ana Jail, Los Angeles Times, February 2017.
Study Finds Right-Wing Media Routinely Criminalize Immigrants In Coverage: Skewed Portrayals Have Dangerous Effects In Politics, Media Matters, February 2017.
ICE ends contract to use Santa Ana Jail to detain immigrants, 89.3KPCC, February 2017.
What changed – and what didn’t – with Trump’s immigration raids, Christian Science Monitor, February 2017.
Lawyers for detained DREAMer accuse government of intentionally tampering documents, Think Progress, February 2017.
The ‘Day Without Immigrants’ protest returns a decade later. Will it be effective? Christian Science Monitor, February 2017.
Methodist Sunday school teacher detained in immigration raids, Think Progress, February 2017.
Trump’s Executive Orders Could Drastically Expand Family Detention Centers, Truth-Out, February 2017.
Has Trump Outlawed Immigration Advocacy?, Huffington Post, February 2017.
This Low-Tech Device is Primed for a Comeback, Inverse Innovation, February 2017.

Immigration Officials And Private Prison Company Are Accused Of Denying Access To Detainees, BuzzFeed, January 2017.
Immigration detention center in South Georgia to cost $116.7 million, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, January 2017.
Sheriff Hodgson is the next Joe Arpaio, The Standard Times, January 2017.
To protect their immigrant residents under Trump, some cities are arming them with lawyers, PRI World News, January 2017.
Access restrictions rise at immigration detention facility, VV Daily Press, January 2017.
The Rev. John Guttermann, immigrant advocate, dies at age 69, Star Tribune, January 2017.
What Trump Can and Can’t Do to Immigrants, Dollars & Sense, January 2017.