Senate Report, Hearing Confirm “Systematic Medical Abuse” of Migrant Women in ICE Detention

Source: Common Dreams

“After 18 months of bipartisan investigation, the United States Senate on Tuesday published a report and held a hearing on the medical abuse of women jailed in Georgia by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which has been accused of covering up the widespread mistreatment by deporting survivors and witnesses. The report, which pertains specifically to ICE’s Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC) in Ocilla, Georgia, was written by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs’ Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, which is chaired by Sen. Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.). The subcommittee investigated numerous allegations of medical abuse at the private prison — which is owned by LaSalle Southeast LLC — including alleged ‘high rates’ of forced hysterectomies performed by Dr. Mahendra Amin, excessive and unnecessary gynecological procedures, medical neglect, and other mistreatment.” (11/16/22)