Press Statement: Department of Health and Human Services Affirms Government Accountability Project Clients’ Disclosures of Unsafe Conditions Inside Emergency Intake Sites

For Immediate Release: June 24, 2022  Department of Health and Human Services Affirms Government Accountability Project Clients’ Disclosures of Unsafe Conditions Inside Emergency Intake Sites  WASHINGTON—On Wednesday, June 22nd, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General released a report affirming the disclosures of several clients of the Government Accountability Project, [...]

Press Release: The Essential Role of Whistleblowers in Countering COVID-19 Disinformation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:April 27, 2022The Essential Role of Whistleblowers in Countering COVID-19 DisinformationGovernment Accountability Project and Manchester Metropolitan University publish landmark report.WASHINGTON – A new report co-published by Government Accountability Project and Manchester Metropolitan University entitled The Critical Role that Whistleblowers Play in Countering COVID-19 Disinformation, tracks COVID-19 related whistleblower cases around the world and analyzes the significant role [...]

Press Release: Government Accountability Project Raises Ongoing Concerns about Treatment of Unaccompanied Immigrant Children at HHS Emergency Intake Sites

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 5, 2022 Government Accountability Project Raises Ongoing Concerns about Treatment of Unaccompanied Immigrant Children at HHS Emergency Intake Sites In the Face of Increasing Numbers in HHS Custody, Past Whistleblower Disclosures Remain Unanswered WASHINGTON—Today, Government Accountability Project called on Congress and federal oversight agencies to investigate and assess whether the [...]

Press Statement: Government Accountability Project Applauds the Biden Administration’s Responsible Immigration Policy Changes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 4, 2022 Government Accountability Project Applauds the Biden Administration’s Responsible Immigration Policy Changes The end of Title 42 and requirement of vaccinating detained migrants marks an improvement in the treatment of detainees. WASHINGTON – The Biden administration last week officially announced its plans to end the use of Title 42 and [...]

Government Executive: Federal Officials Discuss How to Make COVID Oversight More Effective

Federal Officials Discuss How to Make COVID Oversight More Effective This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. The head of a pandemic watchdog testified on Thursday that an update to a Civil War era law could help his team better fight fraud and build on their success over the past two [...]

New York Times: A suit filed by the A.C.L.U. accuses ICE jailers of denying detainees vaccines

A suit filed by the A.C.L.U. accuses ICE jailers of denying detainees vaccines  This article excerpt features Government Accountability Project’s whistleblower clients, Drs. Scott Allen and Josiah “Jody” Rich, and was originally published here. "People with health conditions that place them at high risk from Covid-19 have been denied access to coronavirus vaccine booster shots [...]

A Celebration of Black Whistleblowers Who Made History

A Celebration of Black Whistleblowers Who Made History In honor of Black History Month, our nation celebrates the brave individuals who have stood up for their communities and for what is right, even when it endangers themselves. Over the past few years, our country has had a reckoning with its long history of racism [...]

KQED: Reports Show COVID Boosters Are Lagging in ICE Detention, Advocates Call for State to Intervene

Reports Show COVID Boosters Are Lagging in ICE Detention, Advocates Call for State to Intervene  This article features Government Accountability Project’s whistleblower clients, Drs. Scott Allen and Josiah “Jody” Rich, and was originally published here. Immigrant advocates say the rollout of COVID-19 boosters at federal immigration detention centers in California has been sluggish and [...]

NACLA: U.S. Immigration Detention System: “A Living Hell”

U.S. Immigration Detention System: “A Living Hell”This article features Government Accountability Project’s whistleblower client, Dawn Wooten, and was originally published here.In mid-September 2020, Dawn Wooten, a nurse at the Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia, filed a whistleblower complaint alleging dangerous medical practices at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility. According to The Intercept, which [...]

The Charlotte Observer: COVID cases surge at immigration detention center in Georgia, ICE data shows

COVID cases surge at immigration detention center in Georgia, ICE data shows This article features Government Accountability Project’s whistleblower clients, Drs. Scott Allen and Josiah “Jody” Rich, and was originally published here. The number of COVID-19 infections at a federal immigration detention center in Georgia has increased significantly amid the spread of the highly [...]