Into the Abyss: Mortality and Morbidity Among Detained Immigrants

  title={Into the Abyss: Mortality and Morbidity Among Detained Immigrants},
  author={Homer D. Venters and Dana Dasch-Goldberg and Andrew Rasmussen and Allen S. Keller},
  journal={Human Rights Quarterly},
  pages={474 - 495}
The lack of transparency in immigration detention in the United States has contributed to serious concerns about the fate of immigrants who are detained in the United States and require medical care. In particular, deficiencies in initial screening, chronic disease management (including referral to outside care), and pain management of detainees have been identified by numerous governmental and nongovernmental groups. We have identified a number of detainee deaths and poor medical outcomes that… 

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