Medical care in immigrant detention centers

The Washington Post has an informative four-part series on medical care for detained immigrants.

Click here for the main page, or click the segments below to jump to those chapters.


Day One: System of Neglect

As tighter immigration policies strain federal agencies, the detainees in their care often pay a heavy cost.

Day Two: In Custody, In Pain
Her health problems worsening as she fights deportation, U.S. resident Yong Sun Harvill struggles to get the medical care she needs.

Day Three: Suicides Point to Gaps in Treatment
Many immigration detainees endure substandard medical care, but people with mental illness are relegated to the darkest and most neglected corners of the system.

Day Four: Some Detainees Are Drugged For Deportation

The U.S. government has injected hundreds of foreigners it has deported with dangerous psychotropic drugs against their will to keep them sedated during the trip back to their home country.

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