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  • Families behind the wall: The rise and fall of family detention

    A series of exclusive reports on alleged misconduct and abuse at the Obama administration’s family detention centers. There are more than 50 stories exposing a pattern of accused mistreatment of detainees – some of whom said they were sexually assaulted by guards in front of their children – at three federal facilities run by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement operated in rural Pennsylvania and Texas, far from any major city and the lawyers who worked there.
  • The Border Within

    An investigation by the Rocky Mountain News found that "many criminal immigrants who are supposed to be deported are not removed from the country because of a lack of manpower and detention space and because of a lack of communication among federal, state and local officials." The newspaper also reported that "many of these criminals had gone on to commit worse crimes in Colorado, including murder and sexual assault." In addition, "half the people deported by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement each year in Colorado and nationally have no criminal record."
  • The Un-Americans

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have begun to deport or imprison immigrants who committed minor crimes, sometimes jailing them without bail while they await deportation. This investigation looks into recent immigration laws that allow agents to deport immigrants or imprison them for minor offenses such as shoplifting. In some cases, the laws are retroactive and punish immigrants even more for crimes for which they have already paid. Prison conditions for some of these immigrants tend to be especially harsh and inhumane. This has been the case for Haskell prison, a privately-owned facility that is below the standards set by the Texas Commission on Jail Standards.