Lawyers, Workers Question Putting Immigration Detainees in U.S. Prisons

The Trump administration's transfer of hundreds of detained immigrants into five U.S. prisons puts the detainees and prison staffers at risk, said prison workers and immigration lawyers on Friday. Lindsay Toczylowski, executive director of the Immigrant Defenders Law Center, said bringing 1,000 immigrants into a prison 85 miles northeast of Los Angeles would strain legal resources. "A new facility just coming online like this with an extra 1,000 people is really concerning, especially in a place that is not equipped to deal with immigrant detainees." Read the full story here

 

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