The provision of substandard medical care for immigration detainees has become somewhat of a norm for some time now. From October 1, 2003 to June 5, 2017, alone, there were a total of 172 deaths in ICE custody. This number is only rising as the number of detainee beds increases and ICE continues to not be held accountable. Presently, there lacks a mechanism for oversight and accountability of ICE. This Comment suggests that requiring standardized data collection and reporting efforts is a crucial first step towards improving the medical care for immigration detainees and creating a mechanism for oversight and accountability over ICE.
Allison M. Bowen,
The Importance of Standardized Data Collection and Reporting in Improving Medical Care for Immigration Detainees,
St. Louis U. J. Health L. & Pol'y
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