Watch: ‘It’s like a cage,’ says immigrant held in solitary for four months

Ilyas Muradi, a 30-year-old longtime U.S. resident from Afghanistan, has spent the better part of four months in a solitary detention cell in an immigration center in Texas. He says it’s like waking up in a nightmare.

Solitary Voices

Three years after ICIJ’s ‘Solitary Voices,’ isolation still commonplace in US prisons and detention centers

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‘They were punishing me for getting sick’

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Solitary Voices cell

U.S. isolates detained immigrants from majority-black countries at high rate, study finds

Apr 21, 2020
A detainee looks from his 'segregation cell' at the Adelanto Detention Facility.

Legislation Would Force ICE to Sharply Curtail Solitary Confinement

Nov 14, 2019
Detainee in an ICE immigration center
Solitary confinement

ICE ‘Knew For Years’ About Solitary Confinement Issues, Memo Reveals

Sep 25, 2019

I wanted immigration detention complex blueprints, but all I got was a hefty legal letter.

Sep 23, 2019
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