Justice for Immigrants Held in Georgia Detention Centers

Justice for Immigrants Held in Georgia Detention Centers

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Nicky Herranz started this petition to Georgia State House and

The Irwin Detention Center started housing immigration detainees in compliance with  ICE in late 2010 and the ACLU has criticized the Georgia Immigration Detention Center for treatment of the immigrants there. According to Project South prisoners are routinely sent to solitary confinement for minor infractions or when they run out of space, sexual abuse allegations are ignored, medical care is frequently inaccessible even for pregnant women, and food is found to contain foreign objects like insects or be spoiled. 

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the people detained in Stewart Detention Center, “were incarcerated simply for seeking asylum in the United States, which is their legal right.” Many are also denied their right to a fair asylum process. Only 2% of applicants at Stewart receive asylum in comparison to 47% nationwide.

Detainees are forced to work for minimal compensation and are kept in subhuman conditions. People have died due to negligence, as a result of medical complications that were not given proper attention, or by suicide. The people in these facilities are not criminals who deserve punishment, they are people seeking asylum or opportunities for a better life and most of them are hard-working assets to Georgia who deserve to be treated as such.

This petition is about bringing justice to the thousands of immigrants who are taken to these awful facilities every year. Most importantly it is intended to inspire people to speak up and stand up for the men and women who cannot stand up for themselves. 

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