40 Percent of ICE Detainees Held in Solitary Confinement Have a Mental Illness, New Report Finds

In the first 15 months of the Trump administration, U.S. immigration authorities locked thousands of detainees in solitary confinement, some for months at a time, a new report from the Project on Government Oversight, an independent watchdog that investigates government abuses, has found. This represents an increase of 15.2 percent from the final 15 months of the Obama administration, accelerating a practice that the United Nations has warned can amount to torture.

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