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Business Insider: A whistleblower is accusing doctors at an ICE detention center of surgically removing the wombs of some immigrant detainees

A whistleblower is accusing doctors at an ICE detention center of surgically removing the wombs of some immigrant detainees This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. A nurse at a Georgia Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facility is accusing the detention center of allowing an [...]

CBS News: Questionable hysterectomies and shoddy COVID care alleged at Georgia immigrant detention center

Questionable hysterectomies and shoddy COVID care alleged at Georgia immigrant detention center This article features Government Accountability Project and our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. Ocilla, Georgia — An immigration detention center in Georgia performed questionable hysterectomies, refused to test detainees for COVID-19 and shredded medical records, according to [...]

Esquire: If Even a Third of This Is Accurate, It’s Enough to Throw American Officials in the Hague

If Even a Third of This Is Accurate, It's Enough to Throw American Officials in the Hague This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. Do I really have to explain? Do I really have to explain that, even if a third of this whistleblower's account [...]

Fox News: DHS investigates forced sterilization, hysterectomy allegations of illegal immigrants

DHS investigates forced sterilization, hysterectomy allegations of illegal immigrants This article features Government Accountability Project and our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. The Department of Homeland Security’s internal watchdog launched an investigation into a whistleblower complaint alleging that an outside doctor performed “mass hysterectomies” on immigrant women held [...]

Vox: The outcry over ICE and hysterectomies, explained

The outcry over ICE and hysterectomies, explained This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. US Immigration and Customs Enforcement is facing allegations that women detained at one of the agency’s facilities in Ocilla, Georgia, underwent unnecessary gynecological procedures, including hysterectomies. The allegations began with a [...]

NBC News: ‘Mass hysterectomies’ at ICE happened on Trump’s watch. But they’re America’s problem.

'Mass hysterectomies' at ICE happened on Trump's watch. But they're America's problem. This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. On Tuesday evening, a harrowing report surfaced after a nurse in Georgia, Dawn Wooten, accused Immigrant and Customs Enforcement officials at the Irwin County Detention Center of denying [...]

Episcopal News Service: Priest details inhumane conditions at private prison in Georgia where whistleblower reported medical abuse

Priest details inhumane conditions at private prison in Georgia where whistleblower reported medical abuse This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. A priest who works to support immigrants detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement at a private facility in Georgia says a whistleblower’s account of [...]

The New York Times: Inquiry Ordered Into Claims Immigrants Had Unwanted Gynecology Procedures

Inquiry Ordered Into Claims Immigrants Had Unwanted Gynecology Procedures This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. The Department of Homeland Security is investigating allegations that immigrant women detained at a privately run detention center in Georgia underwent gynecological procedures without fully understanding or consenting to [...]

POPSUGAR: A former ICE Nurse Speaks Out About Alarming Hysterectomies, Alleged COVID-19 Coverups

A Former ICE Nurse Speaks Out About Alarming Hysterectomies, Alleged COVID-19 Coverups This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. A former nurse at an immigration detention center Ocilla, GA, is speaking out about the "jarring medical neglect" allegedly taking place within its walls, including an [...]

Business Insider: A whistleblower complaint alleging hysterectomies being performed on women from an ICE detention center recalls the ugly history of forced sterilization in the US

A whistleblower complaint alleging hysterectomies being performed on women from an ICE detention center recalls the ugly history of forced sterilization in the US n This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. A nurse alleged that women had their wombs partially or entirely removed, while [...]

September 18th, 2020|Categories: ICE Detention, Immigration, In The News|

The Intercept: Forced Sterilization of poor women of color is an American tradition

Forced sterilization of poor women of color is an American tradition This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here.  Rightful public fury has followed allegations this week that hysterectomies were performed on numerous women imprisoned at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Irwin County Detention Center. According to a [...]

September 18th, 2020|Categories: ICE Detention, Immigration, In The News|

MSNBC: Nurse alleges abuse of female ICE prisoners by gynecologist

Nurse alleges abuse of female ICE prisoners by gynecologist This video features Government Accountability Project and our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. "Jacob Soboroff, MSNBC correspondent, interviews Dawn Wooten, nurse and whistleblower who alleges that medically unnecessary procedures were performed on ICE prisoners, including hysterectomies.”

September 17th, 2020|Categories: COVID19, ICE Detention, Immigration, In The News|

MSNBC: ICE whistleblower speaks out, alleges mass hysterectomies performed on migrant women

ICE whistleblower speaks out, alleges mass hysterectomies performed on migrant women This video features Government Accountability Project and our client Dawn Wooten and was originally shown here. “Nurse Dawn Wooten alleges mass hysterectomies performed at Georgia facility: ‘I had several detained women on numerous occasions that would come to me [...]

September 17th, 2020|Categories: COVID19, ICE Detention, Immigration, In The News|

Al Jazeera: US watchdog to investigate ICE unwanted hysterectomies claims

US watchdog to investigate ICE unwanted hysterectomies claims This article features Government Accountability Project and our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. US immigration officials on Tuesday said a federal watchdog would investigate complaints made by a whistle-blower nurse in a Georgia immigration detention facility who alleged detainees [...]

The Washington Times: DHS to investigate complaints of forced hysterectomies at ICE facility

DHS to investigate complaints of forced hysterectomies at ICE facility This article features Government Accountability Project and our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. Homeland Security’s leadership has asked its inspector general to speed a review of an ICE facility in Georgia where a whistleblower says a doctor [...]

NowThis: Whistleblower Claims Women Were Forced Into Hysterectomies At ICE Detention Center

Whistleblower Claims Women Were Forced Into Hysterectomies At ICE Detention Center This article features Government Accountability Project and our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. Lawmakers are demanding action from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) inspector general after a nurse who worked at a Georgia immigration detention [...]

USC Annenberg Media: Whistleblower accuses ICE of medical neglect in Georgia

Whistleblower accuses ICE of medical neglect in Georgia This audio features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. A whistleblower is accusing ICE of medical neglect towards detainees at a detention center in Georgia. Camila Thur de Koos discusses the alleged injustices behind whistleblower Dawn Wooten’s call for [...]

Lawfare: Today’s Headlines and Commentary

Today’s Headlines and Commentary This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. Israel established formal ties with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain today, reports The Washington Post. Until today’s signing of the Abrahamic Accords at the White House, both countries had officially considered Israel illegitimate; [...]

CBS46 News Atlanta: Whistleblower alleges high rate of hysterectomies and medical neglect at ICE facility

Whistleblower alleges high rate of hysterectomies and medical neglect at ICE facility This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. (CNN) -- A whistleblower who previously worked at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Georgia detailed a high rate of hysterectomies and alleged medical neglect [...]

The Augusta Chronicle: Nurse: Questionable hysterectomies performed at Georgia immigration jail

Nurse: Questionable hysterectomies performed at Georgia immigration jail This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. OCILLA, Ga. — An immigration detention center in Georgia performed questionable hysterectomies, refused to test detainees for COVID-19 and shredded medical records, according to a nurse quoted in a complaint [...]

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