More Than Half Of Mesa Verde Detainees Test Positive For COVID-19

After months of refusing to adhere to standards for testing and staff, the Monte Verde ICE Detention Center is in the midst of a lawsuit. “[GEO and ICE] have no interest in whether [detainees] live or die,” said Jeanne Parent, who works with Kern Welcoming and Extending Solidarity to Immigrants, one of the nonprofits involved in the lawsuit. The plaintiffs argue that the facility is overcrowded making it impossible to follow the CDC public safety recommendations and endangering the lives of many. Read more at South Kern Sol.

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