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[15 Apr 2009 | One Comment | ]
Business of Detention nominated for a Webby

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Detention, Policy, Prosecution, Uncategorized »

[3 Apr 2009 | 2 Comments | ]

No drinking water, changes of clothing, soap or shower – those are the conditions inside a Los Angeles jail for immigrants that prompted the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California to sue the federal government. Detainees also lack access to mail and attorneys.
The facility is designed to detain immigrants for 12 hours or less, but the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency uses it to house immigrants for several weeks. The jail, known as B-18, is located in a basement.
“The facility fails on every level to house detainees in a …