ICE solitary confinement

A Whistleblower’s Tenacity: Ellen Gallagher’s Pursuit to End Solitary Confinement in Immigration Detention

The United Nations explains that solitary confinement for over 15 days constitutes torture, and the lived experience of people who have experienced psychosis and PTSD due to “administrative and disciplinary segregation” validates this conclusion.

Public Statement Submitted Urging Congress to End the Abusive Use of Solitary Confinement in ICE Detention After 10 Years of Torture

April 23, 2024  Public Statement Submitted Urging Congress to End the Abusive Use of Solitary Confinement in ICE Detention After 10 Years of Torture   WASHINGTON– Yesterday, Government Accountability Project submitted a statement to Congress in support of the recent April 16, 2024 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, “Legacy of Harm: Eliminating the Abuse of [...]

The Hill: It’s time to end the barbaric practice of solitary confinement in immigration detention

The Hill: It’s time to end the barbaric practice of solitary confinement in immigration detention This article features Government Accountability Project whistleblower client claims and was originally published here. Across the country, the Biden administration is holding hundreds of immigrants in solitary confinement. With the president’s calls for the “toughest” border crackdown in U.S. [...]

Report Echoes Whistleblower’s Alarms on Solitary Confinement in ICE Detention

February 6, 2024  Report Echoes Whistleblower’s Alarms on Solitary Confinement in ICE Detention WASHINGTON – “Endless Nightmare: Torture and Inhuman Treatment in Solitary Confinement in U.S. Immigration Detention,” a report released today by the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program, Harvard Medical School’s Peeler Immigration Lab, and Physicians for Human Rights, shines a light [...]

Law360: Biden Warned of Psychological Dangers of Detained Families

Law360: Biden Warned of Psychological Dangers of Detained Families This article features Government Accountability Project whistleblower claims and was originally published here. Days after reports began to break that the Biden administration is considering detaining migrant families that enter the U.S. unlawfully, immigration attorney Shalyn Fluharty recalled a 14 year-old girl she represented who [...]

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 [...]