LETTERS FROM DETAINEES
I. SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Detailed Recommendations To the INS To the U.S. Congress To the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice To the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention of the U.N. Human Rights Commission To the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) To the Organization of American States (OAS):
III. LEGAL STANDARDS
Current Legislation INS Detention System Lack of Uniform Standards Contracting with Local Facilities Monitoring Local Jails Tension in the System Alternatives to Detention
International Standards The Special Situation of Asylum Seekers Limited Circumstances in which Refugees May Be Detained Additional Rights of Asylum Seekers in Detention United States Law and Policy Due Process Rights of Immigrants Recent Changes to U.S. Immigration Laws Expedited Removal and Asylum Seekers Detention Conditions
List of Local Jails Investigated Human Rights Watch Access Commingling INS Detainees with Local Jail Populations Living Conditions Recreation/Exercise Food Clothes/Lack of Supplies Educational Programs/Activities Property Language Communication with the Outside World Medical Care Prompt Attention to Medical Needs Payment for Services Infectious Diseases Dental Care Mental Health Care Legal Representation Communication with Legal Counsel Visitation by Legal Representatives Legal Materials/Law Library Use of Disciplinary Sanctions Inmate Grievance Procedures Notice of Rights/Inmate Handbooks Physical Mistreatment Pike County Jail, Pennsylvania Tensas Parish Detention Center, Louisiana Avoyelles Parish Prison, Marksville, Louisiana Length of Detention Frequent Transfers Indefinite Detainees Alternatives to Long-Term Detention
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