Whistleblower complaints revealed horrendous conditions inside Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia. Testimony from a former employee and detainees detailed, most horrifically, a practice of forced hysterectomies as well as a total lack of adequate COVID-19 precautions. Breakthrough News spoke to attorney’s Isabel Garcia and Irvin McCullough about the revelations from Georgia and what it says about the broader system of immigration detention.
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