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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»

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»