“We are calling for this facility to be shut down and for people to be freed. That’s what we’re calling for. And ultimately ICE needs to be abolished.”
Content warning: medical violence/abuse against women.
A big news story on abuse at ICE detention centers hit the headlines in September 2020. A Georgia detention center forced at least 57 migrant women to endure medically unnecessary hysterectomies. There’s unfortunately a long history of forced sterilization in US prisons.
It’s been a few months since that news broke and not many updates have followed.
I spoke with Azadeh Shahshahani, Legal & Advocacy Director for Project South to learn more about the case and why it’s stagnated.
Interview, narration, editing and music by Kian Seara Rey