Thursday, May 08, 2008

[Immigration news] Mysterious deaths in New Jersey immigration facility

The New York Times had a disturbing article about the Elizabeth Detention Center, an immigration jail in New Jersey. The piece explores the mysterious circumstances of 66 detainee deaths that occurred in the facility between 2004-07. The piece features the story of a 52 year old tailor from Guinea who overstayed his tourist and somehow ended up in a coma with skull fractures and brain hemorrhages.

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