Report on the December 2008 Humanitarian Visit to the Stewart Detention Center

by Georgia Detention Watch echo " "; June 30, 2010

This report outlines direct observations made by Georgia Detention Watch members and volunteers during the visit and some of the recurring concerns voiced by the detainees, which we believe may reflect violations of ICE’s national detention standards and basic protections guaranteed by the federal constitution and international human rights standards. Our recommendations emphasize the importance of developing oversight mechanisms and detention standards that will adequately hold ICE and its contractors accountable for operation of their facilities and advance the protection of the basic human dignity and rights of detainees in their custody.