ICE Contractor Tasked With Immigration Arrests Faces Class Action

Instead of planning for her future once she is released from a California state prison, Gabriela Solano, who was brought to the United States when she was 2 years old, filed a class action complaint Monday seeking to prevent an ICE contractor from arresting her for deportation.

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Blinded

A federal court in California ruled that a woman may pursue her civil rights suit against San Diego in which she claims she was not properly restrained after deputies witnessed her attempting to claw out her own eyeball. Instead of being flagged as at risk of self-harm after her first attempt to take out her eyes, the woman says she was left unrestrained in a cell where she extracted her eyeballs while a deputy allegedly filmed the incident with an iPhone.

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Federal Prison

A former inmate may pursue her claims that she was sexually assaulted and enslaved by a captain at a federal prison, a federal court in West Virginia ruled. An Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency allegedly warned the woman to stop pursuing her civil case and the captain allegedly threatened her, telling her he could gather data on her family and affect her immigration status.

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Ninth Circuit Rules for California in Dispute Over Solitary-Confinement Settlement

California is not violating a settlement agreement with suspected gang members formerly housed in solitary confinement by keeping them confined to their general population cells for up to 23 hours a day, the Ninth Circuit ruled Monday.

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