Medical Care in Immigration Detention: Francisco Castaneda
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.