One Whistle Blower against the ICE Machine


Solitary Voices

Ellen Gallagher was working in the Department of
Homeland Security’s Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties when she
discovered that ICE was routinely putting immigrant detainees in solitary confinement, including many who were suffering from serious mental
illness. She spent years trying to blow the whistle on these abuses. Finally, after being contacted by reporters Maryam Saleh and Spencer Woodman, she decided to go public.

An investigation of more than 8,400 solitary confinement records obtained by The Intercept and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists shows that Gallagher was right to be disturbed. Nearly a third of the incidents involve people who were mentally ill. Some of the detainees
became suicidal while in isolation; others mutilated themselves. “People
were being brutalized,” Gallagher said. They still are.

Roger Hodge
Deputy Editor

About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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1 Response to One Whistle Blower against the ICE Machine

  1. Ellen Gallagher says:

    Mr. Hodge,
    Thank you for bringing attention to this story and to the ongoing mistreatment of immigration detainees.
    Ellen Gallagher

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