Ellen Gallagher

Press Release: Government Accountability Project Client, Ellen Gallagher, Participates in Congressional Briefing on Inadequate Mental Health Care and Improper Use of Solitary Confinement in ICE Detention

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 26, 2022 Government Accountability Project Client, Ellen Gallagher, Participates in Congressional Briefing on Inadequate Mental Health Care and Improper Use of Solitary Confinement in ICE Detention On September 22, 2022, the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) held a briefing, sponsored by Congressman Joaquin Castro, for congressional staff, advocates, and press [...]

Press Release: Government Accountability Project Applauds Senate Judiciary Committee Members’ Letter to ICE Regarding Overuse of Solitary Confinement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 11, 2022 Government Accountability Project Applauds Senate Judiciary Committee Members’ Letter to ICE Regarding Overuse of Solitary Confinement On August 1, 2022, Senator Dick Durbin, along with several members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, sent a second letter to Acting Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Tae D. Johnson, [...]

International Consortium of Investigative Journalists: Three years after ICIJ’s ‘Solitary Voices,’ isolation still commonplace in US prisons and detention centers

Three years after ICIJ’s ‘Solitary Voices,’ isolation still commonplace in US prisons and detention centers This article features Government Accountability Project’s whistleblower client, Ellen Gallagher, and was originally published here. During the heated 2020 presidential race, Joe Biden vowed to end solitary confinement in the United States. “No act can justify the inhumane treatment [...]

Daily Kos: Harvard immigration clinic sues ICE after request for records goes ignored for more than four years

Harvard immigration clinic sues ICE after request for records goes ignored for more than four years This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. The Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program said it submitted a number of requests to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) through the Freedom [...]

2023-07-17T10:45:18-04:00November 22nd, 2021|Ellen Gallagher, Immigration, In The News|

Daily Kos: ‘Torture’: Whistleblower group urges Biden admin to put a stop to ICE’s use of solitary confinement

'Torture': Whistleblower group urges Biden admin to put a stop to ICE's use of solitary confinement This article features Government Accountability Project’s whistleblower client, Ellen Gallagher, and was originally published here. A Department of Homeland Security (DHS) watchdog report last month said Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was abusing detained immigrants through the use of solitary [...]

2023-07-17T10:45:18-04:00November 22nd, 2021|Ellen Gallagher, Immigration, In The News|

Government Accountability Project Urges Congress, DHS Secretary Mayorkas to End ICE’s Use of Solitary Confinement in Immigration Detention

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  November 15, 2021  Government Accountability Project Urges Congress, DHS Secretary Mayorkas to End ICE’s Use of Solitary Confinement in Immigration Detention   OIG Audit Validates Whistleblower’s Seven Year Battle to End Torture of Medically Vulnerable and Mentally Ill Immigrant Detainees   WASHINGTON— Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has long subjected countless immigrants detained in ICE detention facilities to solitary confinement, a practice that is largely invisible to the [...]

CNN Politics: ICE doesn’t adequately track solitary confinement in detention facilities, watchdog finds

ICE doesn't adequately track solitary confinement in detention facilities, watchdog finds This article features information from Government Accountability Project’s whistleblower client, Ellen Gallagher, and was originally published here. US Immigration and Customs Enforcement does not adequately monitor and track its use of solitary confinement inside immigration detention facilities across the country, according to a watchdog review of the [...]

Women Whistleblowers in the Trump Era: A Celebration of Women Who Refused to Be Silenced (Part 1)

Women Whistleblowers in the Trump Era: A Celebration of Women Who Refused to Be Silenced (Part 1) By Sarah Hubbard In celebration of Women’s History Month every March, our nation honors women who have made great contributions to American history. Government Accountability Project celebrates a sometimes overlooked group of women who have served our nation [...]

Letter to National Archives and Records Administration on CBP Document Destruction Proposal

September 30, 2020 Records Appraisal and Agency Assistance National Archives and Records Administration 8601 Adelphi Road College Park, MD 20740-6001 [email protected] Re: Comments to CBP Document Destruction Proposal (NARA-20-0017-0014; Control Number DAA-0568-2018-0001) Dear National Archives and Records Administration, The undersigned organizations submit the following comments to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in response [...]

2023-07-17T10:45:21-04:00October 1st, 2020|Ellen Gallagher, Immigration, Letter|

Press Statement: Virtual Forum on ICE Detention Facilities Featuring Dr. Scott Allen

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 [...]