Fatal errors and lack of adequate medical care in immigration detention centers bring suffering to detainees and their families.
Health Equity & Social Justice
In 2014, fellows Alonso Yáñez and Annabelle Sedano collaborated on a project highlighting shortcomings in detention facilities for undocumented immigrants operated by for-profit companies.
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