Shadow Prisons: Immigrant Detention in the South

Southern Poverty Law Center, National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, Adelante Alabama Worker Center


This report is the result of a seven-month investigation of six detention centers in the South, a region where tens of thousands of people are locked up for months, sometimes even years, as they await hearings or deportation. The findings of this study demonstrate that the immigrant detention system is already rife with civil rights violations and poor conditions that call into question the DHS’s commitment to the due process rights and safety of detainees.


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