Project South and a coalition of immigrant rights groups are calling for the closure of three ICE facilities in Georgia—Stewart Detention Center, Atlanta City Detention Center and Irwin County Detention Center—after two immigrants died last week at Stewart and ACDC.
Jean Carlos Jimenez-Joseph hanged himself on May 15 after 19 days in solitary confinement at Stewart. The next day, Atul Kumar Babubhai Patel, 58, died in ICE custody at Grady Memorial Hospital, where he’d been taken from ACDC. ICE has said the death was from complications from congestive heart failure.
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