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 [...]

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 [...]

2021-11-16T10:41:08-05:00November 15th, 2021|ICE solitary confinement, Immigration, Press release|

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 [...]

Stat News: When the treatment is torture: ICE must stop using solitary confinement for Covid-19 quarantine

When the treatment is torture: ICE must stop using solitary confinement for Covid-19 quarantine This article was written by our client Ellen Gallagher and was originally published here. After months of social distancing, many of us are feeling its effects. Experts have delineated the mental and physical health impacts of isolation caused by the pandemic, and [...]

Press Release: Giraffe Heroes Project Awards Two Immigration Whistleblowers for Compassionate Risk-taking 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  June 17, 2020  Giraffe Heroes Project Awards Two Immigration Whistleblowers for   Compassionate Risk-taking  Government Accountability Project Clients Among Awardees  WASHINGTON – Last week, the Giraffe Heroes Project announced the recipients of its “Giraffe Heroes” award, an annual award given to individuals who demonstrated compassionate risk-taking. Two of this year’s awardees are Government Accountability Project clients [...]

GovExec: House Passes Bill to Boost Civil Rights at Homeland Security

Note: this article, featuring our clients Ellen Gallagher, Scott Allen, and Pamela McPherson and our Senior Counsel and Director of Education Dana Gold, was originally published here. House Passes Bill to Boost Civil Rights at Homeland Security Legislation follows surge of whistleblowers saying civil rights office has been neutered under Trump. he House on Monday [...]

PRESS RELEASE: Sens. Durbin, Booker, and Harris Introduce Legislation Addressing ICE’s Abuse of Solitary Confinement on Vulnerable Migrants

November 18, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Sens. Durbin, Booker, and Harris Introduce Legislation Addressing ICE’s Abuse of Solitary Confinement on Vulnerable Migrants Concerns Raised by Government Accountability Project Whistleblower Client Ellen Gallagher Prompt Congressional Action WASHINGTON - Last Thursday, Sens. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) introduced new legislation to curtail [...]

2019-11-20T15:04:46-05:00November 18th, 2019|ICE solitary confinement, Immigration, Press release|

PRESS RELEASE: Elizabeth Warren Demands DHS Provide Information Regarding Harmful ICE Solitary Confinement Policies

November 8, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Elizabeth Warren Demands DHS Provide Information Regarding Harmful ICE Solitary Confinement Policies Letter References Government Accountability Project Whistleblower Client WASHINGTON - Last Friday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) expressing grave concern that [...]

2019-11-20T15:11:02-05:00November 8th, 2019|ICE solitary confinement, Immigration, Press release|