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Biden ban on new private prison contracts will not reach ICE detainees

President Joe Biden’s order that the Justice Department stop contracting with private prisons could eventually affect thousands of inmates, but the order does not affect Immigration and Customs Enforcement contracts with companies that hold immigrants awaiting hearings or deportation.... Read more»

How COVID-19 spread through neighboring ICE detention facilities in Eloy

In August, a group of Cuban asylum seekers held by Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the La Palma Correctional Center detailed how detainees who fell ill with coronavirus symptoms were put into isolation instead of receiving treatment.... Read more»

COVID-19 outbreak at Eloy private prison turns fatal, mass testing underway

The Hawaii Department of Public Safety ordered mass testing at an Arizona private prison that holds its inmates after dozens of them contracted COVID-19 and several remain hospitalized.... Read more»

Detention center in Eloy has most COVID-19 cases of any ICE facility

La Palma Correctional Center, a privately run immigration detention center in Eloy, is facing an alarming spike in COVID-19 cases among immigration detainees.... Read more»

COVID-19 cases at Eloy Detention Center surge by 460% since Friday

On June 11, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement reported 22 positive cases of COVID-19 at the Eloy Detention Center in Pinal County. Four days later, that number jumped 460% to 123 confirmed cases, ICE reported Monday. .... Read more»

ICE: Detainee at La Palma facility in Eloy tests positive for COVID-19

A 45-year-old immigrant from Guatemala detained at the La Palma Correctional Center in Eloy has tested positive for COVID-19, marking the first coronavirus case confirmed in an Arizona immigration detention center, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ... Read more»

Asylum granted: LGBTQ Guatemalan couple begin a new life in Phoenix

A couple from Guatemalan find solace and protection among the LGBTQ community Phoenix after receiving asylum in the United States. ... Read more»

Second immigrant dies in ICE detention in Arizona

Two Mexican men have died in immigration holding centers in Arizona this year, including Juan Garcia-Hernandez, 39, who collapsed inside a detention facility in Florence on Monday afternoon. ... Read more»

Medical examiner: Eloy immigration detainee committed suicide

An immigrant who died in custody at the Eloy Detention Center last month committed suicide, according to an autopsy report released Wednesday by the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner. ... Read more»1

More than 200 hunger strike at Eloy immigration detention center

More than 200 immigrant detainees launched a hunger strike Saturday morning, demanding an end to "brutal and inhumane conditions" and independent investigations into the death of at least one detainee at the Eloy Detention Center, 50 miles north of Tucson. ... Read more»6

Mexican detainee dies in ICE detention center

A Mexican national died in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody at the Eloy Detention Center on Wednesday... Read more»

Dream Nine detainees escalate protest with hunger strikes

Organizers behind the Bring Them Home campaign which led to the apprehension of nine protesters in Nogales said that hunger strikes over phone access have led to solitary confinement for the detainees.... Read more»1