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    Amnesty International (AI) on Thursday published an extensive report on the concentration camps China has constructed to imprison the Uyghur Muslims of Xinjiang province. Using information gathered from 2019 to mid-2021, AI produced what it described as “the most comprehensive account ever of life inside the internment camps,” providing substantial evidence for accusing the Chinese government of “imprisonment, torture,...
    A CUSTOMS and Border Patrol (CBP) agent and up to six migrants have reportedly been injured after a truck transporting detainees crashed in Texas on Thursday. The CBP vehicle overturned along Interstate 10 near Van Hor just after 6.20am, the agency confirmed in a statement. TRAFFIC ALERT‼️I-10 westbound closed at MM 143 @TxDPS investigating rollover crash. Traffic detoured to...
    China has developed a “dystopian hellscape” of internment camps where Muslim minorities are being tortured as part of the Communist party’s mission to create a homogenous nation, a report by Amnesty International found. Using testimony, the report showed the “state-organized mass imprisonment, torture and persecution.” The investigation took place between 2019 to 2021 and included interviews with 108 people; a...
    'By relying on detainee labor, GEO avoided the cost of hiring non-detainee workers and unjustly pocketed the savings and resulting profits,' charged the Washington state attorney general's office. After nearly four years of litigation and pandemic-related delays, a trial is underway to determine whether the GEO Group must pay minimum...
    Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the billboard along the eastbound 10 Freeway at Dudley Street in Pomona invariably promoted events at the Fairplex that included expos and one of the largest county fairs in the United States. Today, something far more serious than carnival rides and arts and crafts competitions is occurring at the Fairplex. As of May 1, it has...
    (CNN)The American Civil Liberties Union is urging the Biden administration to provide Covid-19 vaccine access to immigrants in detention, citing the rapid spread of coronavirus in congregate settings, according to a letter sent the Department of Homeland Security and obtained by CNN. Over the course of the coronavirus pandemic, Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facilities wrestled with a growing number...
    EXCLUSIVE: Republican Sen. James Lankford led his GOP colleagues in urging President Biden not to free or relocate detainees from Guantanamo Bay, after the administration approved three detainees for release and transfer to other countries.Lankford, sending a letter to the president obtained by Fox News, raised concerns about the Periodic Review Board’s decision to release Saifullah Paracha, 73, of Pakistan,...
                      by Kaylee Greenlee  The Biden administration plans to close two Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention centers after allegations of medical and physical abuse against detainees, CNN reported Thursday. A doctor allegedly performed unauthorized hysterectomies and neglected other detainees at the privately operated Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia, while...
    The Department of Homeland Security has ordered the closure of two migrant detention centers over disturbing abuse and misconduct allegations. The Biden administration said it would no longer use the Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia, following claims staff performed unwanted hysterectomies on female detainees in unsanitary conditions. The C. Carlos Carreiro Immigration Detention Center in Bristol County, Massachusetts,...
    The Biden administration plans to close two Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention centers after allegations of medical and physical abuse against detainees, CNN reported Thursday. A doctor allegedly performed unauthorized hysterectomies and neglected other detainees at the privately operated Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia, while it is alleged that officials exercised excessive use of force against peaceful detainees...
    The Biden administration on Thursday announced it would discontinue the use of two Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) jails in Massachusetts and Georgia as part of a broader effort to improve conditions inside the U.S. civil immigration detention system, the largest in the world. In a memo obtained by CBS News, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas directed ICE to stop...
    Washington (CNN)The Biden administration announced Thursday that it will stop detaining immigrants at two detention centers that came under investigation over allegations of inadequate medical care and poor conditions. It's the latest move by the administration to address immigration detention following President Joe Biden's executive order that called for a review of Immigration and Customs Enforcement's policies. Advocates have pressed...
    The Biden administration has cleared the release of three detainees, including an alleged 9/11 conspirator, who have been held in Guantánamo Bay for nearly two decades without having ever been charged with a crime.  Saifullah Paracha, 73, and Abdul Rabbani, 54, both of Pakistan, and Uthman Abdul al-Rahim Uthman, 40, of Yemen, have all been approved for transfer to other...
    Hong Kong (CNN)The men crouched inside the cave, their faces streaked with dust, occasionally flinching involuntarily at the explosions overhead, which seemed to shake the entire mountain. Outside was a vision of hell. Vast plumes of smoke and debris were thrown up into the air as US B-52 bombers and fighter jets let loose a seemingly endless barrage of missiles....
    Demonstrators outside ICE's Broward Transitional Center in Florida last year. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) already has a history of refusing to release severely ill immigrants, including children, until they are dying. When 2-year-old Mariee got sick while detained with her mom, Yasmin Juárez, at a migrant family jail in Texas back in 2018, officials released them only after the child had...
    Brisbane, Australia (CNN)Detainees at an immigration center in Australia spent five months digging an escape tunnel hidden beneath a chest of drawers in one of their rooms, a source within the country's immigration system told CNN.The source said the tunnel was 15 meters (50 feet) long and ran under a number of rooms before passing under a road at the...
    Several kids being held at an Ohio juvenile detention center near Cleveland started overturning tables and spraying fire extinguishers when a fight broke out Friday evening, according to a report. The detainees tried unsuccessfully to get into the facility’s security control room, according to WKYC-TV in Cleveland. MENE WHO KILL THEIR WIVES OFTEN HAVE THIS IN COMMON The Portage-Geauga County Juvenile Detention Center...
    CHICAGO -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security inspector general's office detailed several violations at a southern Illinois jail that houses Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees, according to a report released Thursday.An inspection of the Pulaski County Jail revealed the facility didn't consistently enforce the use of facial coverings, social distancing and other precautions that would have mitigated the spread...
    (CNN)Here's a look at Guantánamo Bay Naval Station and its detention facilities.FactsThe base, sometimes referred to as "Gitmo," is located in southeastern Cuba, on the coast of Guantánamo Bay. The United States has been leasing the 45 square miles that the base sits on since 1903. The base shares a 17-mile fenced border with Cuba. The lease can only be...
    Washington (CNN)A lack of facial coverings and social distancing may have contributed to repeated Covid-19 transmissions at an ICE facility in Illinois, according to a newly released watchdog report that uncovered several health and safety related violations at the detention facility. During an unannounced inspection of Pulaski County Jail, which houses ICE detainees, the Department of Homeland Security Inspector General...
    Residents of San Diego may soon be covering the costs of lawyers for illegal immigrants who are in federal custody and facing deportation. The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 on Tuesday to move on a $5 million, yearlong pilot program through which the local government would pay for attorneys to represent immigrants being held at Immigration and...
    THE "toxic environment" at a school where "Britain’s toughest headteacher" calls kids "detainees" has been slammed by pupils and staff. Teachers at Hackney New School in East London, overseen by controversial head Barry Smith, reportedly issue 80 detentions every day. 2Barry Smith, who has been labelled the UK's toughest' head, has been criticised by staff at the Hackney New SchoolCredit:...
                      by Kaylee Greenlee  The American Civil Liberties Union asked the Biden administration to close 39 Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facilities in a letter Wednesday. People in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody reportedly experienced sexual abuse, forced sterilization, increased use of force and solitary confinement, according to the organization. The ACLU wants ICE facilities with previous...
    (CNN)The sheriff of a suburban Atlanta county has been indicted on federal civil rights charges for allegedly ordering his employees to use excessive force against four pretrial detainees, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia.An indictment unsealed Monday alleges Sheriff Victor Hill ordered staff at the Clayton County Jail to strap pretrial...
    The American Civil Liberties Union asked the Biden administration to close 39 Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facilities in a letter Wednesday. People in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody reportedly experienced sexual abuse, forced sterilization, increased use of force and solitary confinement, according to the organization. The ACLU wants ICE facilities with previous reports of inhumane treatment and those...
    The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Wednesday urged the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to close dozens of immigration detention facilities as part of a renewed push for President Biden to follow through on several campaign pledges now that he's been in office for 100 days. In a letter to DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas shared first with CBS News,...
    The vast majority of the prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay detention center have reportedly received the first dose of the vaccine against the Chinese coronavirus after the U.S. military began offering it early this week. Of the 40 detainees held at the U.S. military prison, 32 had received the first dose of the two-shot Moderna vaccine as of Tuesday, U.S....
    Marvel’s Avengers star Benedict Cumberbatch says he wants President Joe Biden to shut down the Guantanamo Bay detention center after working on the film The Mauritanian. “Hoping? I’m going to plead with the guy,” the Doctor Strange star told The Independent about his desire to speak with Biden on the issue. The detention center, situated in a small section of Cuba, was...
    The Biden administration moved Guantanamo Bay detainees Sunday in an effort to consolidate their presence at the naval base used to house suspected terrorists while a National Security Council review on closing the detention facility enters its second month. President Joe Biden ordered a study in February for how to transfer the remaining 40 inmates and permanently close the detention...
    Demonstrators protesting outside an ICE facility in Florida last year. In the earliest weeks of the novel coronavirus pandemic last year, people jailed at a private immigration prison in Arizona held a peaceful protest over the lack of sufficient personal protective equipment (PPE) provided to detainees. The facility responded to their pleas by violently deploying chemical agents at them, the...
    Immigrants held at an immigration detention center in Arizona were subject to widespread mistreatment last year, ranging from inadequate medical care to excessive punishment for peacefully protesting lax coronavirus mitigation efforts, an internal government watchdog found. During a remote inspection of the La Palma Correctional Center in Eloy, Arizona, the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General (OIG) found...
    The Court of Instruction number 10 of Malaga ordered this Thursday, at the request of the Prosecutor’s Office, the entry into provisional prison, communicated and without bail of two of those arrested in Malaga in connection with the death by a gunshot wound of a 41-year-old DJ, at dawn on Monday at an illegal party in a Marbella villa....
    Federal officers sprayed chemical agents and fired pepper balls at inmates participating in a peaceful protest at an immigration detention facility in April 2020, according to a Department of Homeland Security Inspector General report. Officials violated Immigration and Customs Enforcement standards and endangered the health, safety and rights of detainees at the La Palma Correctional Center in Eloy, Arizona, according...
    Immigration detention facility staff fired pepper spray at migrants at the La Palma Correctional Center in Eloy, Arizona. Department of Homeland Security's Inspector General's Office. The DHS Inspector General issued a report detailing abuse at an Arizona immigration facility.  One photo in the report shows staff using pepper spray on detainees.  The DHS report said the detainees were...
    (CNN)Detainees at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Arizona filed hundreds of grievances about mistreatment, including use-of-force incidents, according to a watchdog report obtained by CNN, which concluded that violations threatened the health, safety, and rights of those at the facility.During its inspection last year, the Department of Homeland Security inspector general found "serious concerns regarding detainee care...
    Instead of protesting poor conditions inside an Oklahoma jail, detainees who held a corrections officer hostage last week were really upset that recent toilet repairs had thwarted their behind-bars drug operation, the jail's administrator said. "They're saying it's conditions ... but that's absolutely not true," Greg Williams, administrator of the Oklahoma County Detention Center, told FOX 25 of Oklahoma City. "They're...
    Howard County Executive Calvin Ball said Tuesday that his county is terminating its contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, part of a broader push by state and local leaders to limit Maryland’s relationship with the agency. Under that contract, Howard County’s Department of Corrections housed detainees in ICE custody. “During the past year, our county has had thoughtful conversations and...
    In a new report, the international organization details the cases of 26 Syrians – including four minors and two women – detained for a few months to several years between 2014 and today on charges “linked to terrorism”. Among them, six men are still behind bars. With the exception of one case, the refugees interviewed reported “acts of torture”...
    The private prison company that operates an immigration detention facility northeast of Los Angeles violated federal law by misusing a chemical disinfectant spray that caused detainees to experience nosebleeds, burning eyes, nausea and headaches, according to an Environmental Protection Agency report. The EPA issued the report and a warning notice Monday to the GEO Group, a Florida-based company that runs...
    Agents of the National Police have stopped In a municipality in the province of Valencia, four young people, three of them minors and another 18 years old, for harassing and sexually assaulting another in an educational center. According to a police statement, the young people, detained as alleged perpetrators of a crime against sexual integrity and sexual assault they...
    Bergen County Sheriff Anthony Cureton's staff on Friday administered the first in a series of COVID-19 vaccines to those in custody at the county jail.  “I took the vaccine to show family, friends, and those incarcerated that if I could take it, they should, as well," said a 46-year-old inmate who's awaiting trial on kidnapping charges.  "It’s about them being...
    By ELLEN KNICKMEYER, Associated Press The U.S. House on Friday condemned the military takeover in Myanmar, demanding the country's junta release all the people it has detained and allow journalists to work freely. Myanmar's generals must allow the elected Parliament unseated by the Feb. 1 coup to resume its work, lawmakers said in a resolution. "This military coup has not...
    The U.S. House on Friday condemned the military takeover in Myanmar, demanding the country’s junta release all the people it has detained and allow journalists to work freely. Myanmar’s generals must allow the elected Parliament unseated by the Feb. 1 coup to resume its work, lawmakers said in a resolution. “This military coup has not only set back the country’s...
    The National Police has released 15 women who were sexually exploited in a brothel in Roquetas de Mar (Almería) and has arrested 14 people, including the owner of the premises and his partner, who have entered prison. Operation ‘Geneva’ has freed the victims, who they were forced to practice prostitution amid “attacks, threats, humiliations and humiliations”, and it has...
    Texas Governor Greg Abbott in Dallas on Wednesday about the growing surge of migrants at the U.S. border with Mexico. The governor directly blamed President Joe Biden’s open borders policies for the humanitarian crisis. Governor Abbott spoke at a hotel located across the street from the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas where FEMA is housing some 3,000 teenage...
    OTTAWA (Reuters) - Two Canadians detained by Beijing more than two years ago on suspicion of espionage will go before Chinese courts starting this week, and Ottawa is "deeply troubled" by the lack of transparency surrounding the hearings, Canada said in a statement on Wednesday. "Our embassy in Beijing has been notified that court hearings for Michael Spavor and Michael...
    New York : New York State Police (NYSP). Photo: Andrés Correa Guatarasma / Courtesy A major drug center was dismantled inside a house where an illegal child care center was operating in Long Island (NY). Cocaine, crack and heroin was packed near children playing inside a house on Pierson Avenue, Hempstead, as part of a...
    Every time more data is known from event that occurred in Manacor last weekend that shocked the entire town and for which eight people have been arrested for the moment. As published The sixth, the man with intellectual disability what was tortured and harassed by several people for two days in the aforementioned town organized a contest with prizes in...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — In-person visits will be allowed at the Cook County Jail again starting on Sunday for detainees who have been vaccinated against COVID-19. The jail first suspended in-person visitation last March at the beginning of the pandemic, and then resumed visits outdoors in June as COVID-19 cases were dropping over the summer. In-person visitation was halted again in...