Medical Care in Immigration Detention: Francisco Castaneda

January 22, 2010

Upon entering the facility San Diego Correctional Facility, Francisco Castaneda notified medical staff that he suffered from a penile lesion. He received no treatment or diagnosis of the problem while detained. When he was finally released to get a biopsy of the lesion, he was informed it was cancerous, and his penis was removed a few days later. Castaneda died in February 2008.

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