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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

CBS News: Government medical advisers urge ICE to expand COVID-19 vaccinations for immigrant detainees

Government medical advisers urge ICE to expand COVID-19 vaccinations for immigrant detainees This article features Government Accountability Project’s whistleblower clients Drs. Scott Allen and Josiah “Jody” Rich, and was originally published here. Two medical advisers for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) implored the U.S. government on Wednesday to expand COVID-19 vaccination access and [...]

Buzzfeed News: The Trump Administration Violated Federal Law By Silencing Staffers During The COVID-19 Outbreak

The Trump Administration Violated Federal Law By Silencing Staffers During The COVID-19 Outbreak This article features Government Accountability Project’s Deputy Director of Legislation, Irvin McCullough, and was originally published here. The Department of Health and Human Services broke the law last year when it told staff members not to speak with the media during [...]

Press Release: Concerning Results from OSHA Investigation Emphasize Ongoing Dangers from COVID-19 at Irwin County Detention Facility, ICE Detention Generally

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 19, 2021 Concerning Results from OSHA Investigation Emphasize Ongoing Dangers from COVID-19 at Irwin County Detention Facility, ICE Detention Generally WASHINGTON – Today, Government Accountability Project alerted key Congressional offices about the results of an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspection at the Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC), a facility [...]

2021-10-19T11:05:17-04:00October 19th, 2021|COVID19, ICE Detention, Immigration, Press release|

Press Statement: OIG Findings of ICE Mismanagement Confirm Whistleblower Concerns Raised Throughout the Pandemic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 14, 2021  OIG Findings of ICE Mismanagement Confirm Whistleblower Concerns Raised Throughout the Pandemic  Since the earliest days of the pandemic, whistleblowers have spoken up about mismanagement of COVID-19 in ICE facilities. Now its oversight agency validated those concerns and issued recommendations for reform.   WASHINGTON – On September 7, 2021, the Department of Homeland Security’s [...]

Press Release: New, Detailed Whistleblower Evidence Further Documenting Abuses of Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Warehoused by the Federal Government at Fort Bliss and Other Emergency Intake Sites

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 8, 2021 New, Detailed Whistleblower Evidence Further Documenting Abuses of Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Warehoused by the Federal Government at Fort Bliss and Other Emergency Intake Sites Government Accountability Project’s Third Whistleblower Complaint WASHINGTON – Today, Government Accountability Project filed its third complaint with federal oversight agencies detailing abuses at the [...]

2021-09-08T16:16:05-04:00September 8th, 2021|COVID19, Immigration, Press release|

The Hill: Excerpt from ‘When will the government apply its vaccine effort to migrants in ICE detention?’

Excerpt from 'When will the government apply its vaccine effort to migrants in ICE detention?' This op-ed was written by our clients Drs. Scott A. Allen and Josiah D. Rich and was originally published here. 'President Biden is correct to cite the success of vaccines in reducing the impact of COVID-19 on individuals and communities. In [...]

Axios: Whistleblowers: Depression plagues migrant children in border camp

Whistleblowers: Depression plagues migrant children in border camp This article features Government Accountability Project and our client Arthur Pearlstein and was originally published here. Unaccompanied migrant children detained in the U.S. Fort Bliss Army base in Texas live in poor mental and physical conditions, according to a whistleblower complaint submitted to Congress and government watchdogs on Wednesday. Why it [...]