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Pressure to shut down Louisiana detention center mounts with release of reported abuses

Reckon Media highlights a new report co-authored by Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights that documents years of abuse and torture at Winn Correctional Center in Lousiana. Staff attorney Sarah Decker comments on Winn’s history of human rights violations, including abusive use of solitary confinement.

“We very frequently see ICE weaponizing solitary confinement,” she said. “Everyone that we speak to who’s subjected to prolonged solitary confinement has really devastating psychological effects from it, including suicidal ideation.”