This 2013 directive issued by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) regulates the use of solitary confinement in all ICE detention facilities in the United States.
This brief by the Vera Institute of Justice provides an overview of the vast body of research on the harmful impacts of solitary confinement on incarcerated people, corrections staff, and the broader community.
This report from POGO analyzes thousands of reports on solitary confinement in immigration detention centers and highlights the overuse of isolation for ICE detainees with mental illness.
This 2017 report provides a first-hand account of conditions at the Stewart Detention Center and the Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia, and makes numerous recommendations for improving conditions for immigrants in detention.
This CNN article tells the story of Jeancarlo Alfonso Jimenez Joseph, who in 2017 was detained at the Stewart Detention Center near Lumpkin, Georgia, and died by suicide after 18 days in solitary confinement.
The Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General (DHS OIG) reports on its unannounced inspections of five immigration detention facilities, detailing problems that were identified and recommendations for remedies.
This article focuses on the use and abuse of segregation in U.S. immigration detention centers.
This 2016 report by the NYU School of Law Immigrant Rights Clinic analyses data on the use of disciplinary segregation at Essex County Correctional Facility, the largest immigration detention facility in New Jersey.
This report, "based on 28 interviews with transgender women held in US immigration detention... between 2011 and 2015," details "the abuses that transgender women suffer in immigration detention and the U.S. government’s inadequate efforts to address them."
In this report, the United Nations’ independent expert on torture and other ill treatment focuses on the rights of children deprived of their liberty and calls on states to prohibit the solitary confinement of juveniles.
The purpose of this article is to “discuss ICE Policy 11065.1 on segregation, its deficiencies and its unlikely full implementation, and emphasize that the current use of solitary confinement in immigration detention is in contravention of international human rights principles.”