The Refugee Art Project. Source:  Eureka Street

The Refugee Art Project. Source: Eureka Street

Part 7: On Health and Human Rights

Part Seven, “On Health and Human Rights” provides readings, reports, and multimedia resources for exploring and challenging medical neglect and human rights abuses that occur in immigration detention.


Check out Freedom for Immigrants' Monitoring and Investigations page. 

Mohammad, coffee on paper.  The Refugee Art Project

Mohammad, coffee on paper. The Refugee Art Project


Systemic Indifference: Dangerous & Substandard Medical Care in US Immigration DetentionHuman Rights Watch and Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC), May 2017.

IMMPRINT: Imprisoned Justice: Inside Two Georgia Immigrant Detention Centers, Project South and Penn State Law Immigrant Rights Clinic, May 2017

Sexual Abuse, Assault, and Harassment in U.S. Immigration Detention Facilities, Freedom for Immigrants, April 2017.

InCorrect Care: A Prison Profiteer Turns Care into Confinement, Grassroots Leadership, March 2016.

Fatal Neglect: How ICE Ignores Deaths in Detention, Detention Watch Network, ACLU, and the National Immigrant Justice Center, February 2016.

En Español

Abuse in Adelanto: An Investigation into a California Town’s Immigration Jail, Detention Watch Network and Freedom for Immigrants, November 2015.

Lives in Peril: How Ineffective Inspections Make ICE Complicit in Detention Center Abuse, Detention Watch Network and National Immigrant Justice Center, October 2015.

Expose & CloseExpose & Close: One Year Later, Detention Watch Network, November 2012 and 2013.

In Their Own Words: Enduring Abuse in Arizona Immigration Detention Centers, ACLU, 2011.

Deportation by Default: Mental Disability, Unfair Hearings, and Indefinite Detention in the US Immigration System, Human Rights Watch, July 2010.

Voices from Varick: Detainee Grievances at New York City’s Only Federal Immigration Detention Facility (NYCLU 2010), ACLU, 2010.

Detained and Dismissed: Women’s Struggles to Obtain Health Care in US Immigration Detention, Human Rights Watch, March 2009.

Chronic Indifference: HIV/AIDS Services for Immigrants Detained in the US, Human Rights Watch, December 2007. Español

Mohammad, pencil on paper.  The Refugee Art Project

Mohammad, pencil on paper. The Refugee Art Project