.@lehrennbc discusses his @NBCNews report on a trove of government documents that shed light on the widespread use of solitary confinement for immigrant detainees in ICE custody under both the Obama and Trump admins.
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Half of the cases involved punishment for rule violations, @lehrennbc explains.
The other half were unrelated to disciplinary concerns — involving the mentally ill, the disabled, or others sent to solitary largely for what ICE described as safety reasons. https://nbcnews.to/2Ij5OC8
At least 1 of every 200 detainees go into solitary confinement
“ICE puts people in detention in more than 200 facilities around the country,” @lehrennbc says. “There are many county jails in Nebraska and elsewhere where detainees are put” #IRE19
.@lehrennbc discusses coverage of a detainee death at a Nebraska facility: https://nbcnews.to/2IurQAR
“They put him in solitary and then did not give him his anti-seizure medication... It was as clear an example of a preventable death as there could be.” #IRE19
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