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Careless Detention: Medical Treatment in Immigrant Prisons

A series by Dana Priest and Amy Goldstein of The Washington Post uncovers an alarming level of neglect in immigration centers across the United States. "As tighter immigration policies strain federal agencies, the detainees in their care often pay a heavy cost." In the last 5 years, 83 detainees have died while being held in these facilities. Psychiatric patients "undergo months and sometimes years of undermedication or overmedication, misdiagnosis or no diagnosis." Correspondent Scott Pelley, of 60 Minutes, reported on the issue in conjunction with The Post's investigation.

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