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We collect and analyze data related to ICE enforcement behaviors and detention center conditions, among others, for advocacy and educational purposes. Data helps us tell a story of what is actually happening to our communities.

This report, published by graduate students from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, exposes in detail the inhumane labor conditions at Mesa Verde and Golden State Annex that led detained workers to initiate an ongoing labor strike. The report also describes the financial incentive for for-profit detention operators such as GEO Group, Inc. to only pay $1-a-day to workers, price-gouge commissary items and phone calls, and fail to provide a safe workplace.

Due to multiple complaints around food conditions from individuals detained at Mesa Verde Detention Facility and Golden State Annex – ranging from lack of  nutritious food to receiving spoiled milk, finding cockroaches in their trays, and special health and religious diets not being respected – the California Collaborative for Immigrant Justice (CCIJ)  began to monitor and document the food conditions inside these two facilities. This report is the result of those investigations.

Immigrant Defense Advocates, the California Collaborative for Immigrant Justice, and Disability Rights California have released a report on detention conditions in CA. Along with 50 partner organizations, we are also calling on CA to take action and address the dangers in detention detailed in the report.

Analyzing the expansion of the Mesa Verde Detention Facility through Golden State Annex, located in McFrarland, California and opened in September 2020 at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Through this report from May 27, 2020 and its addendum from July 17, 2020, Centro Legal de la Raza  in partnership with member organizations of the California Collaborative for Immigrant Justice shows how Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has operated in the Northern California Region since the beginning of March 2020. Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the unprecedented public health challenges the state faces, ICE continues to operate in various communities throughout the state.

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