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Human Rights Watch's new report on border prosecutions

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The New York Times reported that over a 5-month period in 2012, there were 300 immigrants held in solitary confinement on any given day. Nearly 50% were isolated for 15 days or more, the point where psychiatric experts say they are at risk for severe mental harm and UN officials say constitutes torture. 

 

Read Human Rights Watch’s new report to learn more about harmful impact of border prosecutions.

PICTURED: 7:30 am arrest of undocumented worker by U.S. Border Patrol in downtown San Diego. 1989. Susan Meiselas/Magnum Photos

Katerina Voegtle