Few Details on Immigrants Who Died in U.S. Custody

Mr. Bah’s relatives never saw the internal records labeled “proprietary information — not for distribution” by the Corrections Corporation of America, which runs the New Jersey detention center for the federal government. The documents detail how he was treated by guards and government employees: shackled and pinned to the floor of the medical unit as he moaned and vomited, then left in a disciplinary cell for more than 13 hours, despite repeated notations that he was unresponsive and intermittently foaming at the mouth.

Few Details on Immigrants Who Died in U.S. Custody – New York Times

Life can go wrong very quickly if you’re in the States, brown and immigrant. This man lived there for a decade and had a large network of friends and family, yet, he was “disappeared” by the inhuman prison society that is the U.S correctional system.

Disgusting. Read the whole article. Yet again, no one will suffer any punishment or consequences, least of all, Corrections Corporation of America – “Prison Privatization at its Best”.

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1 comment for “Few Details on Immigrants Who Died in U.S. Custody

  1. Dees
    May 5, 2008 at 4:52 am

    I could not agree with you more!! Why must these people be treated so badly. Surely they are also human beings and should be treated as such. Why are the poor and people of colour always oppressed?