Stories tagged: immigration

Will the Justice Department Stand Up for Women Raped in Prison?
by Rachel Roth

Eight years ago, Congress acknowledged the brutal fact of systemic sexual assault behind bars by unanimously passing the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). The Justice Department is now poised to issue final rules to implement the law, which makes federal funding to prisons and jails contingent on improved staff training, availability of medical and psychological services for people who suffer sexual assault, investigations and publicly available data about reported assaults.

 court-advocacy  guard-prisoner-relations  health  immigration  movement-building  prison-life  prison-industrial-complex  sexual-violence  state-violence



Two Immigrants Who Followed the Path to Citizenship Tell Stories of Detention and Deportation
by Amy Goodman & Carolina Fulecio Hernandez

This interview by Amy Goodman of Democracy Now explores women’s experiences with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), including detention and deportation. Carolina Fulecio Hernandez describes her arrest by ICE agents, followed by detention and deportation to Guatemala. Sharon Nyantekyi describes her detention at a private detention facility run by Corrections Corporation of America.

 family  immigration  personal-narrative