Sonali Kolhatkat speaks with Priyanka Bhatt about immigrant detainee treatment.
A nurse turned whistle-blower named Dawn Wooten is sounding the alarm about serious medical neglect and an unusual number of hysterectomies of detainees at a Georgia ICE immigrant detention center. Wooten worked at the Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC) which is run by a private company called Le Salle Corrections and accused authorities of allowing horrendous living conditions, allowing the spread of Covid-19, depriving people of proper medical care, and conducting an a suspicious number of hysterectomies of Spanish-speaking women who may not have understood the medical procedures they were under-going.
Priyanka Bhatt, Staff Attorney with Project South.
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