Clearinghouse for Reports on Detention

Rights Working Group, in partnership with Detention Watch Network and Human Rights First, have compiled the following reports on detention, due process, special populations, and enforcement. See also the one-pager on Detention Reform Priorities.

If you have reports that you want posted here, please email info@rightsworkinggroup.org.

 

Prisoners of Profit: Immigrants and Detention in Georgia by the ACLU of Georgia (May 2012)

Not Too Late for Reform by Heartland Alliance's National Immigrant Justice Center and the Midwest Coalition for Human Rights (Dec. 2011)

The Math of Immigration Detention: Runaway Costs for Immigration Detention Do Not Add Up to Sensible Policies by National Immigration Forum (Aug. 2011)

In Their Own Words: Enduring Abuse in Arizona Immigration Detention Centers by the ACLU - Arizona (June 2011)

A Costly Move by Human Rights Watch (June 2011)

Dual Loyalties: The Challenges of Providing Professional Health Care to Immigration Detainees by Physicians for Human Rights (Mar. 2011)

Immigrants Behind Bars: How, Why, and How Much? by the National Immigration Forum (Mar. 2011)

Outsourcing Responsibility: The Human Cost of Privatized Immigration Detention in Otero County by the ACLU of New Mexico (Jan. 2011); Press Release

Torn Apart by Immigration Enforcement: Parental Rights and Immigration Detention by Women's Refugee Commission (Dec. 2010)

Isolated in Detention by National Immigrant Justice Center (Sept. 2010)

Locked Up But Not Forgotten by the New York University School of Law Immigrants Rights Clinic in Cooperation with AFSC and New Jersey Advocates for Immigrant Detainees (Apr. 2010); More Info

Justice for Immigration's Hidden Population by Texas Appleseed (Mar. 2010)

Community-based Alternatives to Detention by Detention Watch Network and Standford Law School Immigrants' Rights Clinic (Aug. 2010)

In the Child's Best Interest?  The Consequences of Losing a Lawful Immigrant Parent to Deportation by International Human Rights Law Clinic, University of California, Berkeley School of Law; Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Race, Ethnicity and Diversity, University of California, Berkeley School of Law; and Immigration Law Clinic, University of California, Davis School of Law (Mar. 2010)

Jailing Refugees: Arbitrary Detention of Refugees in the U.S. Who Fail to Adjust to Permanent Resident Status by Human Rights Watch (Dec. 2009); More Info

Locked Up Far Away by Human Rights Watch (Dec. 2009); More Info

Recommendation for Reforming Our Immigration Detention System and Promoting Access to Counsel in Immigration Proceedings by The Constitution Project (Dec. 2009)

Attorneys' Perspectives on the Rights of Detained Immigrants in Minnesota by Jacob Chin, Katherine Fennelly, Kathleen Moccio, Charles Miles, and Jose D. Pacas (Nov. 2009)

National Prison Rape Elimination Commission Report (June 2009)

U.S. Detention of Asylum Seekers: Seeking Protection, Finding Prison from Human Rights First (Apr. 2009)

Forced Apart (By the Numbers): Non-Citizens Deported Mostly for Nonviolent Offenses from Human Rights Watch (Apr. 2009)

Report on the December 2008 Humanitarian Visit to the Stewart Detention Center from Georgia Detention Watch (Apr. 2009)

Jailed Without Justice: Immigration Detention in the USA from Amnesty International (Mar. 2009)

Dying for Decent Care: Bad Medicine in Immigration Custody from the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center (Mar. 2009)

Detained and Dismissed: Womens Struggles to Obtain Health Care in United States Immigration Detention from Human Rights Watch (Mar. 2009)

Halfway Home: Unaccompanied Children in Immigration Custody from the Women's Refugee Commission (Feb. 2009)

Local Democracy on ICE: Why State and Local Governments Have No Business in Federal Immigration Law Enforcement from Justice Strategies (Feb. 2009)

Unseen Prisoners: A Report on Women in Immigration Detention Facilities in Arizona from the University of Arizona (Jan. 2009)

Detention and Deportation in the Age of ICE from the ACLU of Massachusetts (Dec. 2008); Executive Summary

U.S.-Mexico Border Policy Report from the Border Network for Human Rights, the Border Action Network, and the U.S.-Mexico Border and Immigration Task Force (Nov. 2008); Executive Summary

Crossing the Line: Human Rights Abuses of Migrants in Short-Term Custody on the Arizona-Sonora Border from No More Deaths (Sept. 2008)

Voices from Detention: A Report on Human Rights Violations at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington from OneAmerica (July 2008)

Locking Up Family Values: The Detention of Immigrant Families from the Women's Refugee Commission and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (Feb. 2007)

GOVERNMENT REPORTS

 

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Process for Authorizing Medical Care for Immigrant Detainees from the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General (Dec. 2009)

Immigration and Customs Enforcement Policies and Procedures Related to Detainee Transfers from the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General (Nov. 2009)

Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Tracking and Transfers of Detainees from the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General (Mar. 2009)

DHS: Organizational Structure and Resources for Providing Health Care to Immigration Detainees from the Government Accountability Office (Feb. 2009)

Removals Involving Illegal Alien Parents of United States Citizen Children from the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General (Jan. 2009)