Immigrants and refugees are locked up in detention centers all over the world. According to multiple reports, many detainees are subjected to physical and sexual abuse, as well as forced labor.

The Global Detention Project maintains a database of international detention practices and advocates for those who are detained.

Freedom For Immigrants focuses on the United States, which has the largest detention system in the world. Its map of detentions in the U.S. depicts how vast our detention system is—how it is spread throughout the country, and how it is not just confined to the border. Freedom For Immigrants also offers opportunities to help.

Close The Camps is another organization focused on ending the detention system in the United States.

Additional information about the Otay Mesa Detention Center:

Max Rivlin-Nadler, “Immigrant Held At Otay Mesa Detention Center Dies From Coronavirus”, kpbs

Kimberly Hunt, “Inside the Otay Mesa Detention Center”, ABC 10News San Diego

Kate Morrissey, “More than 70 detainees condemn conditions at San Diego immigration facility”, Los Angeles Times

Kate Morrissey, “Who’s in ICE custody at Otay Mesa Detention Center?”, The San Diego Union-Tribune

Freedom For Immigrants, “Otay Mesa Detention Center: Visitation Policy Victory”

Maya Srikrishnan, “What We Know About the Otay Mesa Detention Center – and Its Future”, Voice Of San Diego

“CoreCivic To Expand Otay Mesa Detention Center “, The San Diego Union-Tribune

“Immigration detainees held at Otay Mesa Detention Center in San Diego”, ANI News

“Inside Otay Mesa immigration detention center”, Reuters

ICE: Otay Mesa Detention Center

Wikipedia: CoreCivic

CoreCivic: Otay Mesa Detention Center

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