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[6 Feb 2009 | No Comment | ]

ICE is looking for a private contractor to carry out inspections at 175 of its immigrant detention centers.
The successful contractor will provide Compliance Inspection Teams (CIT) for annual and pre-occupancy inspections at detention facilities. Each CIT assessment shall assess the detention facility status for compliance with all applicable ICE Detention Standards and provide an inspection report on ICE designated forms.
This is the latest round of annual inspections outsourced by the agency. The first round of semi-annual reports was released in May 2008. In a June 2008 report, ICE’s Office …

Detention, Policy »

[4 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]

House representative Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) introduced legislation to adopt enforceable humane standards in immigration detention facilities. The bill is called H.R. 7255: To reform immigration detention procedures, and for other purposes, also known as the ‘Immigration Oversight and Fairness Act’.
Here is an excerpt from the bill on detention conditions. Click here to read the entire bill.

SEC. 3. DETENTION CONDITIONS.

(A) The detention facility shall provide to each detainee a copy of its rules governing telephone access and shall post those rules, together with an explanation of how to make …