Detention Watch Network Expose and Close Reports on 10 of the Worst Immigrant Prisons in the US

Detention Watch Network has coordinated the release of ten reports which detail the acute and chronic human right violations occurring in immigration detention in the United States today. A group of advocates, community organizers, legal service providers, faith groups and individuals personally impacted by detention, who together have deep experience and understanding of the detention and deportation system in the U.S., have identified these ten prisons and jails as facilities that are among the worst where immigrants are detained by the U.S. government.

Detention Watch Network demands that President Obama take a first step towards ending inhumane detention and close these 10 immigrant prisons cross the country as a down payment on a complete overhaul of U.S. immigration policies and practices.

On November 28, 2012, 300 national and local organizations sent a letter to the White House, calling on President Obama to close ten of the worst detention centers in the country while making immediate changes to ensure the safety, dignity and well-being of immigrants held in detention. Read the letter to Obama here.


For media inquires contact Silky Shah at sshah [at] detentionwatchnetwork [dot] org (sshah [at] detentionwatchnetwork [dot] org)

Expose and Close 2013

Expose and Close 2012

Executive Summary - English

Executive Summary - Spanish

Expose and Close 2012 Facility Reports

Phones in Etowah County Detention Center

Protest in Pinal County Jail

People Detained in Etowah County Detention Center

Baker County Jail Report Polk Report
Polk Report
Houston Processong Center Report Stewart Report
Hudson County Jail Report
Irwin County Report Theo Lacy Report
Pinal Report Tri-County Report

All reports are designed by Kathleen Nagata Sato


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