Center on Sentencing and Corrections

Immigration Detention

This page highlights resources that explore the use and impact of segregation in local, state, federal, and private detention centers for immigrants.

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.

This 2013 report from the Center for American Progress examines the mistreatment of LGBT immigrants in immigration detention.

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.