FOIA Related to Medical Abuses by ICE

Seeking Information About Sterilization Procedures, Translation Services and Informed Consent for Medical Care

The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Georgia filed a public records request under the Freedom of Information Act to obtain documents related to sterilization procedures performed on people in Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention. The filing comes in response to a whistleblower complaint, which reported that some women in detention at Irwin County Detention Facility were forced or coerced into receiving hysterectomies and other procedures that can cause sterilization or diminished fertility without proper translation services or consent. 


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