GAO Says Detainee Abuse Not 'Pervasive'
An official in charge of keeping government officials in line regarding the treatment of immigrant detainees told the House Judiciary Committee today that a review of records at U.S. facilities did not reveal widespread problems regarding medical care.
Richard M. Stana, GAO's director of Homeland Security and Justice Issues, told the House Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security and International Law that annual inspection reports from Immigration and Customs Enforcement facilities did not show more than a handful of documented cases of abuse related to the medical treatment of immigrant detainees.
"At the time of our visits, we observed instances of noncompliance with ICE's medical care standards at three of the 23 facilities we visited," Stana said. "However, these instances did not show a pervasive or persistent pattern of noncompliance across the facilities."
Stana's testimony follows The Post's four-part "Careless Detention" series that examined medical treatment provided to immigrants by the federal government.
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