He sent a letter to fellow members of Congress, calling on them to “end an unjust detention system” and citing Reveal’s investigation.
Poor medical care, including underqualified staff and systemic neglect, has contributed to deaths at immigrant detention facilities around the country, according to a new report by two advocacy groups.
The U.S. Department of Justice says it will eventually end its use of private prisons. In light of this news, we’re revisiting an hour of Reveal that investigates medical negligence in private prisons for immigrants and the shift in immigration enforcement that gave rise to them in the first place.
We sit down with reporter Shane Bauer, who worked as a guard at a Louisiana private prison for four months, to talk about what life is like for people on both sides of the bars.
The family of a federal prisoner has filed a wrongful death lawsuit, alleging that private prison operators negligently left him in the care of underqualified medical workers who failed to respond properly to a medical emergency.
This hour of Reveal investigates medical negligence in the private prison system for immigrants. We also expose the shift in criminal justice policy that helped fill up these prisons.
The Bureau of Prisons has 11 facilities – operated by private corporations – that are used exclusively for noncitizens. But these contract prisons are bound by a less stringent set of rules, and an independent review suggests that inadequate medical care likely contributed to some inmate deaths.