Watch: This Short Documentary Offers a Rare, Powerful Glimpse Into Immigration Detention
This article excerpt features information from Government Accountability Project’s whistleblower client, Dawn Wooten, and was originally published here.
The film was shot in part inside Irwin County Detention Center, an ICE facility in Ocilla, Georgia that made headlines in 2020 after a nurse working there alleged that a gynecologist had performed unwanted or unnecessary procedures on women without their fully informed consent. She accused doctors of performing unwanted hysterectomies on detained immigrant women. In May, the Department of Homeland Security announced that it would close the center. A federal investigation and a class action lawsuit are ongoing.