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Immigration Officials Sued for Holding Detainees in Appalling Conditions at L.A. Detention Facility (Castellano et al. v. Napolitano)

The lawsuit, filed April 1, 2009, charges that ICE detains immigrants in egregious, unsanitary conditions, without soap, drinking water, toothpaste or toothbrushes, sanitary napkins, changes of clothing, or showers.

Court Denies Federal Officials' Attempt to Evade Responsibility for Medical Neglect that led to Former Immigrant Detainee's Penile Amputation and Death

(Francisco Castaneda v. U.S., 2008 WL 704073 (C.D. Cal. 2008). | Article on website of Public Justice, with links to the complaint and the federal district court's ruling, issued 3/11/08.)

Orantes-Hernandez v. Holder