Hundreds of immigrants held in solitary confinement
Everyday in the U.S. hundreds of individuals, held in detention centers for immigration infractions, are placed in solitary confinement, the New York Times reports. The Times reported that on any given day in the 50 vast I.C.E. (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) detention centers, around 300 people are held in solitary.
"I.C.E. is clearly using excessive force, since these are civil detentions,” Dr. Terry Kupers, a psychiatrist who studies solitary confinement at the Wright Institute, a graduate school in psychology based in Berkeley, Calif. told the Times “And that makes this a human rights abuse.”
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