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Detention

ID Number: 12586
Maker: Jenny Polak; Resistant Strains
Technique: offset
Date Made: 1998
Place Made: United States: Vermont, Glover
Measurements: 44.8 cm x 59.4 cm; 17 5/8 in x 23 3/8 in
Main Subject: Prisons & Prisoners; Immigration
Materials: paper (fiber product); wrapped, corners
Digitized: Y

Full Text:
Is Imprisonment Without Trial Or Time Limit, Crowded In 23 Hours A Day, Shackled, No Programs, Translators Or Legal Help; Vulnerability, Persecution By Racist Guards. Poor Health Care And Diet. Major Revenue For Jails' Counties Detention INS prisoners who had protested conditions in the private Esmor Detention Center were tortured by guards in Union City Jail, NJ in June 1995. Their heads were pushed into toilets, their testicles were squeezed with pliers, and they were forced to kneel naked and say "America is Number 1." say America is Number 1 She was arrested in September 1996 with others working in a chicken processing factory. In Wicomico County Jail she was locked in a "small freezing room without any clothes, any underwear, any soap-- without even any sheets" for five days. She was pregnant and subsequently miscarried. She was then made to walk to the hospital with wrists and ankles shackled. Mar 1998 El Centro Service Processing Center, CA, INS prisoners protest: beatings and trashing of legal and personal papers by guards Feb 1998 Hillsborough County Jail, Manchester, NH, INS prisoners hunger strike: abuse by guards and overcrowding May 1997 Manatee County Jail, Bradenton, FL, INS prisoners get letter out to press: bias abuse by guards and lack of legal representation Jan 1996 Krome Service Processing Center, Miami, FL, INS prisoners get letter out to newspapers: severe overcrowding and abuse by guards March 1996 Miramar Naval Airstation Brig, San Diego, CA INS prisoners riot: abusive treatment... Deportation Is For Doing Work No-One Else Will Do. For Fleeing Persecution Based On Politics, Race, Gender, Sexual Orientation. For A Twenty-Year Old Bad Check. For Fleeing Countries Impoverished By The US. For Supporting A Family. For Fleeing Imprisonment-Without-Trial. art: Jenny Polak Resistant Strains Maximum Security Democracy Series


Acquisition Number: 1998-030

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