Jailed Immigrants Allege Abuse
November 25, 2004 On Nov. 17 and Nov. 18, All Things Considered aired a two-part investigative report by NPR's Daniel Zwerdling on allegations that immigrant detainees had been abused by guards and attacked by dogs at two New Jersey jails used by Homeland Security. The series prompted many listeners to write in. We present excerpts of some of those letters.
November 18, 2004 Allegations of guards beating and terrorizing detainees have emerged from jails Homeland Security uses to hold immigrants awaiting deportation. But legal redress for the alleged victims is unlikely. NPR's Daniel Zwerdling has the second of two reports.
November 17, 2004 Since U.S. immigration laws were revamped in the 1990s, tens of thousands of immigrants who've committed a crime have been rounded up for deportation. In the first of two reports, NPR investigates allegations that guards beat detainees and terrorized them with dogs at one New Jersey jail.