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December 9, 2004 New Jersey's Hudson County Jail takes action after our reports of detainee abuse at facilities contracted by the Department of Homeland Security. A jail spokesman says the county plans to fire two key officers, and will file administrative charges against nine other guards. NPR's Daniel Zwerdling reports.
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November 30, 2004 The day after the first story of NPR's investigation into the use of dogs to terrorize and attack people held in administrative detention in the U.S., the Homeland Security Department notified the Passaic County jail and other facilities contracted by the federal government to hold detainees to stop using dogs around detainees. NPR's Daniel Zwerdling reports.
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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.
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