Mentally Ill Detainee Ends Life in ICE Custody After Shocking Neglect

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Confined to a 13-by-7-foot concrete cell for 23 hours a day, Romero — who had been diagnosed with schizophrenia — spent his final days battling the voices in his head. Nearing the end of his 21st day in in solitary, Romero killed himself in the tiny cell.

Romero was being held at the Stewart Detention Center in rural Georgia, one of the largest U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facilities in the country. But ICE does not run the detention center: It is operated by the private prison company CoreCivic.

Source: The Intercept

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