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DWN’s New Report #ExposeandClose: One Year Later

November 19, 2013


Announcing the release of Detention Watch Network’s new report…


The Absence of Accountability in Immigration Detention

While the debate over immigration reform rages in the halls of Congress, the moral and human rights crisis caused by the mas incarceration of immigrants has been largely ignored. In November of 2012, members of Detention Watch Network released the Expose and Close reports, highlighting the appalling conditions in ten of the worst immigration detention centers in the country. One year later, nothing has changed, and in some cases, conditions in detention have gotten worse. Expose and Close: One Year Later documents the current state of the immigration detention system which continues to be plagued by deaths and suicides, subpar medical and mental health care, inedible food, and arbitrary restrictions on visitation and access to legal resources.

Read Expose and Close: One Year Later and Share it with your Network

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1. Join an Expose and Close Action in your community

2. Spread the word about Expose and Close: One Year Later via Facebook and Twitter (#ExposeandClose)

3. Release a press statement calling attention to the Expose and Close: One Year Later report and conditions at a local facility


November 18th – 22nd


Vigil to Support Immigrants Detained at Adelanto

10400 Rancho Road, Adelanto, California 92301

Tuesday, November 19th at 6:00 p.m.



Shut Down Stewart Detention Center: Expose and Close

Starts at Lumpkin Town Square, at the corner of Main Street and Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Lumpkin, Georgia

Friday, November 22 at 10:00 a.m.

Contact: Anton Flores-Maisonet at or (706) 302-9661

Facebook event

Not1More, Ni1Mas Deportación Rally y Conferencia de Prensa (Press Conference)

180 Spring Street SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Tuesday, November 19th at 10:30 a.m.

Contact: 770-457-5232

Facebook event


Expose and Close Henderson Immigrant Detention Center

Henderson Detention Facility, 18 E Basic Road, Henderson, Nevada 89015

Tuesday, November 19th at 5:30 p.m.

Contact:  Carlos Silva at

Facebook event

Expose and Close Immigrant Detention Centers: Reno Vigil

5310 Kietzke Lane, Suite 103 Reno, Nevada 89511

Friday, November 22nd, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Contact:  Elvira Diaz at 775-203-5759 or

Facebook event


Immigrant Detention: Punishments and Profits, Film Screening, Panel Discussion and Vigil

Central Presbyterian Church Austin, 200 E. 8th St., Austin, Texas 78701

Tuesday, November 19th at 7:00 p.m.

Contact: Matthew Gossage 512-669-9968

Facebook event


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