United States. Department of Homeland Security. Office of Inspector General. Concerns about ICE Detainee Treatment and Care at Detention Facilities. 2017.
In response to concerns about conditions for people held in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody, the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General (DHS OIG) conducted unannounced inspections of five detention facilities to evaluate their compliance with ICE detention standards. DHS OIG identified several problems including insufficient protection of detained immigrants’ rights; potential misuse of segregation; language barriers hampering communication and understanding; and problems with care for people in detention and facility conditions. DHS OIG made recommendations to remedy these issues, and, according to the report, ICE concurred with the recommendations and has begun corrective action to address the findings.
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