Rhode Island: Suit Over Detainee Death


The New York Times reports that the widow and children of a Chinese man who died of cancer in immigration custody last summer filed suit in federal court in Providence, Rhode Island charging that detention center guards broke his spine days before his death, then taunted him as he screamed in agony. Defendants, include Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Central Falls Detention Facility Corporation, owner of the jail where the man spent his last month, and where federal investigators found he was denied adequate medical care.

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