This 2013 directive issued by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) regulates the use of solitary confinement in all ICE detention facilities in the United States.
This CNN article tells the story of Jeancarlo Alfonso Jimenez Joseph, who in 2017 was detained at the Stewart Detention Center near Lumpkin, Georgia, and died by suicide after 18 days in solitary confinement.
The Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General (DHS OIG) reports on its unannounced inspections of five immigration detention facilities, detailing problems that were identified and recommendations for remedies.
This 2016 report by the NYU School of Law Immigrant Rights Clinic analyses data on the use of disciplinary segregation at Essex County Correctional Facility, the largest immigration detention facility in New Jersey.
This 2017 report provides a first-hand account of conditions at the Stewart Detention Center and the Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia, and makes numerous recommendations for improving conditions for immigrants in detention.
This 2013 report from the Center for American Progress examines the mistreatment of LGBT immigrants in immigration detention.
In this report, the United Nations’ independent expert on torture and other ill treatment focuses on the rights of children deprived of their liberty and calls on states to prohibit the solitary confinement of juveniles.
This report by the National Immigrant Justice Center and Physicians for Human Rights asserts that the isolation of immigrants in detention is often arbitrarily applied, inadequately monitored, harmful, and a violation of due process rights.