University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "Unconstitutional Conditions in CBP Detention Facilities Challenged in Class Action Lawsuit"
Date Jun 8, 2015
Author Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area
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Abstract Immigrant rights groups have filed a class-action lawsuit challenging detention conditions in CBP (Customs and Border Protection) detention facilities. The complaint alleges that Tucson Sector Border Patrol holds men, women, and children in freezing, overcrowded, and filthy cells for days at a time in violation of the U.S. Constitution and CBP’s own policies. Detained individuals are stripped of outer layers of clothing and forced to suffer in brutally cold temperatures; deprived of beds, bedding, and sleep; denied adequate food, water, medicine and medical care, and basic sanitation and hygiene items such as soap, sufficient toilet paper, sanitary napkins, diapers, and showers; and held virtually incommunicado in these conditions for days.

This Resource Relates To
case Doe v. Johnson [later Kelly, Nielsen] (IM-AZ-0021)

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