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New directive says solitary should be 'last resort' for immigrant detainees

Posted: Sept. 11, 2013 | Tags: immigration

About 400 immigrant detainees are held in solitary confinement on any given day at detention centers around the country, and as we reported in the Workshop’s original investigation, also published in The New York Times, the extended use of such punitive measures can have devastating effects. A new ICE directive issued last week requires facilities to use solitary confinement as a last resort. Read more about the federal oversight and view our new video, which features some of the detainees from our March stories and which includes rare footage inside solitary confinement cells.  




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