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Guards at Louisiana ICE facility accused of illegally pepper-spraying protestors

In January 2024, ICE officers at Winn Correctional Center in Louisiana pepper-sprayed hundreds of detainees who were participating in a peaceful demonstration and hunger strike. Guards retaliated by indiscriminately deploying pepper spray – an attack that blatantly violated individuals’ rights under the U.S. constitution, federal and state law, and ICE’s own legal standards and directives.

Read more in this Verite News piece quoting our staff attorney Sarah Decker.