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1 Jul 2008

Seattle University School of Law International Human Rights Clinic in collaboration with OneAmerica

[PDF] Voices from detention: A Report on Human Rights Violations at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington

This report corroborates detainee claims of human rights violations at the Northwest Detention Center on the tide flats of Tacoma, Washington [run by GEO Group]...This investigation was conducted by SU law students and faculty in the International Human Rights Clinic and staff from OneAmerica (formerly Hate Free Zone). Over the course of eight months in 2007-08, investigators conducted 46 interviews with 41 detainees, a family member and four attorneys representing detainees. Investigators also took two official tours of the facility, followed by a question and answer session with ICE and GEO officials.