Civil detainees in solitary

Sunday, March 24th, 2013 

The map displays where detainees are being held by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency in “segregation” across the 50 detention facilities that hold 85 percent of all ICE detainees. While conditions vary, many detainees are held in solitary confinement, where they are alone for 22 to 23 hours per day in small, windowless cells. The data below comes from a survey conducted in the spring of 2012 and represents those in segregated cells on March 2, 2012. Many of the facilities the agency surveyed failed to report segregation statistics during some weeks of the review, and many did not include mental health cases in their total tallies.

Sources: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, National Immigrant Justice Center, Investigative Reporting Workshop

Map by Kelly Martin, the Investigative Reporting Workshop