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Romero had been previously diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, according to documents from the Virginia Department of Corrections. His death parallels a case from May 2017, when 27-year-old Jean Jimenez-Joseph, another Stewart detainee with a mental health diagnosis, killed himself at the facility after 19 days in solitary confinement. The United Nations has previously said that such confinements could constitute torture and ICE itself has issued strict directives about isolating detainees, including specifically on segregating people with mental health conditions for extended periods.
For lawyers, advocates, and the families of the dead, the suicides at Stewart represent a pattern of mistreatment at the hands of ICE, leading to widespread concerns about the safety of immigrant detainees, especially at privately run facilities like Stewart. Romero is the third death at the facility since May 2017 — a troubling indication of an overwhelmed mass immigration detention system that is ill-equipped to deal with delicate cases involving medical and mental health issues.
“We very much have a pattern here,” Azadeh Shahshahani, an attorney with Atlanta-based social justice group Project South, said. “I’m not sure what else it would take for the government to shut this place down. How can they defend what is happening at this facility?”
Incompetence or fascist torture (and murder) by design, what's your take on this? How can they defend what's happening here?
I imagine there are many different "types" of people breaking US law to get into the US. To treat a person who is genuinely leaving their home country because their home country is going to kill them like an MS 13 criminal is silly and counter productive.
There really is no easy answer, deport the criminals to home country and help those who are going to be killed if returned to their home country. Doing the right thing is hardly ever easy.
Do US citizens every die in prison? Any of them there for stupid misdemeanors like pot? The answer to both is yes. So this isn't a genocide or fascist issue like OP humors.
the process of depriving a person or group of positive human qualities.
"the consequences of systematic dehumanization of one racial group in a society can be horrific"
originally posted by: Xcalibur254
a reply to: xBWOMPx
What does that have to do with the OP? This was a 40 year old man.