Category: Detention

Sabi Ardalan and Phil Torrey selected for Bellow Scholar Program

We are thrilled to share that Program Director Sabi Ardalan and Program Managing Attorney and Crimmigration Clinic Director Phil Torrey have been selected to join the Bellow Scholar Program. The Bellow Scholar Program recognizes and supports the research projects of clinical law professors that reflect the ideals of Professor Gary Bellow, one of the founders of…
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“We need justice and freedom:” Advocating for the rights of medical abuse survivors through the ICDC Project

On September 16th, the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic and the HLS Immigration Project, in collaboration with Project South, Georgia Detention Watch, Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights, and South Georgia Immigrant Support Network, released a report, titled Violence and Violation: Exposing medical abuse of immigrants detained at the Irwin County Detention Center. Download the full report (PDF).…
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No Justice, No Freedom: Medical Abuse in Private Prisons

Program Director Sabi Ardalan and Azadeh Shahshahani, Legal & Advocacy Director at Project South, penned this op-ed for Women’s eNews.

BREAKING: New Report Details Abuse and Trauma of Immigrant Women in ICE Detention in Georgia

Project South, Georgia Detention Watch, Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights, South Georgia Immigrant Support Network, and Staff and Students at Harvard Law School Outline Violations A year after immigrants’ rights supporters first shed light on the horrific abuses of women detained at the Irwin County Detention Center (“ICDC”) in Georgia, advocates have released a…
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Spring 2021 newsletter now available

Want to get the latest news from the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program? Check out our Spring 2021 newsletter here. In this newsletter, we have updates on policy advocacy and litigation efforts, student and staff achievements, case victories, and more. If you would like to sign up to receive our newsletter via email, you can…
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Upcoming virtual events in February

Please join us for two upcoming events! Book Talk with Ilya Somin Thursday, February 4th 12:00PM – 1:00PM EST The Harvard Crimmigration Clinic will be hosting an event with Professor Ilya Somin. Professor Somin will be speaking about his new book, Free to Move: Foot Voting, Migration, and Political Freedom. In his book, he makes the…
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Last Petitioner in Georgia Gynecological Abuse Class Action Secures Release from ICE Custody

ATLANTA —The final known survivor of alleged gynecological abuse at the Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC) secured her freedom Friday afternoon, January 22, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Legal Filing Reveals Growing Number of Women Experienced Medical Abuse in ICE Custody 

BREAKING: Legal Filing Reveals Growing Number of Women Experienced Medical Abuse in ICE Custody  After having unnecessary, non-consensual medical procedures performed on them, ICE continues attempts to silence the women who have spoken out  Ocilla, GA – On December 21, lawyers representing the women who suffered medical abuse at the Irwin County Detention Center filed…
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Upcoming event: “Discussing the Forced Sterilization of Detained Immigrants”

Discussing the Forced Sterilization of Detained Immigrants Tuesday, November 10 from 7 – 8pm EST Register at https://bit.ly/HIP_Panel Project South, alongside various partner organizations, recently submitted an OIG complaint alleging serious medical misconduct, such as medical neglect, lack of COVID-19 testing and reporting, the shredding of medical request forms, fabrication of medical records, and forced…
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Upcoming webinar: “Immigration and Detention Centers/Comparative International Issues Surrounding COVID-19”

On November 4 from 12-1 pm EST, Program Director Sabi Ardalan will join Bill Alford, Jerome A. and Joan L. Cohen Professor of Law and Director of the East Asian Legal Studies Program, and Gerald Neuman, J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International, Foreign, and Comparative Law, for a panel discussion on “Immigration and Detention Centers/Comparative…
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