Letter to End Solitary Confinement in Immigration Detention
The Sisters of St. Agnes, along with LGBTQ, immigrant, disability rights, and other faith organizations have signed a letter that was delivered to the House Committee on Homeland Security, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, as well as to House Leadership staff. The signatories object to the use of solitary confinement by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and its contractors. There are hundreds of documented reports of people with a disability, including mental illnesses, or LGBTQ people put in solitary confinement for medical or protective custody. Solitary confinement creates additional adversity for already vulnerable people and can create irreversible psychological harm. ICE must stop this abuse.