Death By Detention

Immigrants are dying while in the custody of the United States government

Since 2003, 265 people have died in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). Recent investigations have found that inadequate medical care has contributed to numerous deaths. This map identifies the facilities where deaths have occurred in both ICE detention centers and BOP shadow prisons.

Most recent death: Raquel Calderon de Hildago died on November 27, 2016 | Eloy Detention Center in Arizona

All information on Bureau of Prison facilities obtained by means of a Freedom of Information request from Seth Wessler for an investigation produced for The Investigative Fund and The Nation.

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