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Deficiencies In Detention Centers’ Medical Care Contributed To Immigrants’ Deaths, Report Finds

“There is significant evidence that ICE does know about many of the deficiencies in its medical care system, but that it has failed to take swift and appropriate action,” the Human Rights Watch says in the report.

Reveal: Poor Medical Care In Immigrant Detention Had Deadly Consequences, Report Finds 
Poor medical care, including underqualified staff and systemic neglect, has contributed to the deaths at immigrant detention facilities around the country, according to a report released Monday by two advocacy groups. The report is based on doctors’ evaluations of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement death reports from 2012 to 2015, and on interviews with people who are or recently were detained in facilities overseen by ICE. (Michels, 5/8)

A separate report finds issues at centers in Georgia —

Georgia Health News: Report Claims Substandard Care At Georgia Immigrant Detention Centers
People in two Georgia immigrant detention centers are getting inadequate care in “desperately understaffed” medical units, according to a report released last week by Project South, an Atlanta-based advocacy group. While detainees often get their required physical exams upon entering the facilities, they may wait a long time for medical treatment, the report said. (Simonton, 5/8)

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