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RELEASE: ICE Plans to Transfer Transgender Women to For-Profit Prison Already Abusing People with Disabilities & Asylum-Seekers

07/06/2015 / posted by Salvador G Sarmiento / Topic: Press Releases

For Immediate ReleaseJuly 6, 2015Contact: Olga Tomchin, olga@ndlon.org #FreeAdelanto4: 
LGBTQ & Immigrant Rights Groups React to ICE Announcement of Plans to Transfer Transgender Women to For-Profit Immigration Prison Already Abusing People with Disabilities and Asylum-Seekers Los Angeles, CA—Days after a coalition of immigrant rights groups launched a campaign exposing abuses against people with disabilities and asylum seekers at the infamous Adelanto immigration prison in the Mojave Desert, US Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced the impending transfer of a group of trans women to that same for-profit GEO Group facility. The #FreeAdelanto4 campaign, launched last week, highlights the inhumane treatment currently occurring at...

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