Dr. Scott Allen and Dr. Pam McPherson In July 2018, Government Accountability Project clients Dr. Scott Allen and Dr. Pamela McPherson, medical and mental health subject matter experts for the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (DHS/CRCL), made the brave decision to blow the whistle on the government’s [...]
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Dr. Scott Allen and Dr. Pamela McPherson In July 2018, Government Accountability Project clients Dr. Scott Allen and Dr. Pamela McPherson, medical and mental health subject matter experts for the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (DHS/CRCL), made the brave decision to blow the whistle on the government’s [...]
Government Accountability Project Clients Awarded Truth-Telling Accolade WASHINGTON – Type Media Center, the Fertel Foundation, and the Stewart R. Mott Foundation will honor the greatest truth-tellers of 2019 at their annual Ridenhour Prizes. The Prizes were established in 2003 to commemorate the memory of Ron Ridenhour, a whistleblower and investigative journalist who exposed egregious human [...]
Doctors Pamela McPherson and Scott Allen blew the whistle on the Trump administration’s child detention practices. Having been hired by the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties to serve as subject matter experts, the doctors described the substandard and dangerously lax medical care children were receiving at detention centers.
Dr. Scott Allen and Dr. Josiah “Jody” Rich In February and March 2020, at the very start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we helped our client Dr. Scott Allen - who had formerly raised concerns with his colleague Dr. Pamela McPherson about the risk of harm to children in ICE detention - and new [...]
Whistleblower Summit & Film Festival: Whistleblowers & Immigration Justice: Challenges, Victories, and the Work Still to be Done
Dana Gold, Senior Counsel at Government Accountability Project, will discuss how immigration whistleblowers have been some of the most effective vehicles to defend and protect the most vulnerable, asylum seekers and immigrants in detention settings. She will be joined by three of the most significant whistleblowers who spoke up about harms to immigrants in detention: [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 21, 2020 Virtual Forum on ICE Detention Facilities Featuring Dr. Scott Allen WASHINGTON – Today at 1:00pm, the House Committee on Homeland Security held a virtual forum to discuss the conditions of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facilities, including the findings of a year-long majority staff report documenting Department of [...]
The Ridenhour Prizes are awards in four categories given annually in recognition of those who persevere in acts of truth-telling that protect the public interest, promote social justice or illuminate a more just vision of society. In 2024 we will mark the 20th anniversary of these awards that memorialize that spirit of fearless truth-telling, a spirit Ron Ridenhour displayed throughout his life and career.
Medicine at Brown: Moral Authority This article features Government Accountability Project clients, Drs. Scott Allen and Pam McPherson, and was originally published here.Two physicians with a record of calling out medical wrongdoing question why more doctors don’t.In 2014, internist Scott Allen MD’91 RES’94 was working as a consultant for the Office for Civil Rights and [...]
Washington Post: Opinion: As Biden Mulls Family Detention, Warnings from Inside Grow LouderThis op-ed features reports by Government Accountability Project's whistleblower clients, Drs. Scott Allen and Pamela McPherson, and was originally published here.When news leaked last week that the Biden administration is considering detaining migrant families who cross the border illegally, the reaction was swift and [...]