Thursday, March 26, 2009

Jailed Without Justice: A Human Rights Scandal

Yesterday, Amnesty International released its new report "Jailed Without Justice: Immigration Detention in the USA."

This report documents the horrific conditions of the United States' immigrant detention centers. It reports that immigrants frequently do not have access to legal council, their cases are denied judicial review, they live in substandard conditions being denied basic hygiene, cleanliness, and medical attention, and on average are held in detention for at least 10 months.

The most horrific part, as Keith Olberman of MSNBC news says, is that no one at DHS or ICE denies any of it.

Check out Keith's coverage on Amnesty's new report (coverage begins 1 min 23 sec into the clip):


For more information, go to "Immigration Impact: Guilty Until Proven Innocent in Immigration Detention"

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NY Daily News- ICE Locks 'em Up, Throws Away Key: Immigration Becomes a Human Rights Scandal

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