Little to no contact with loved ones. Lack of access to basic health care. Barriers to adequate legal counsel. Lockdowns that last up to 22 hours a day.
These are just some of the reported abuses that jeopardize the fathers and mothers, sons and daughters, and brothers and sisters who have been taken from their families and detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in California.
In February, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra released findings from the Department of Justice’s review of immigration detention facilities in the state. The DOJ’s report details these aforementioned abuses – and more – at state detention centers.
One of our region’s facilities detaining immigrants, Yuba County Jail in Marysville, is no exception.
Read the whole Sacramento Bee op-ed by CIDR members Rhonda Rios Kravitz and Kalin Kipling-Mojaddedi here.