Recent Social Visitation Guidelines Fail to Restore Visitation

November 3, 2022

The undersigned 140 organizations write to demand the restoration of visitation at Immigration and Customs Enforcements (ICE) facilities.

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The experience of being detained is incredibly damaging to the mental and physical health of those in ICE detention. Visitation can help ease the adverse effect on detained individuals' mental health and also plays a key role in the monitoring of human rights violations, as many individuals in ICE detention do not feel comfortable disclosing sensitive or confidential information over the phone or through the mail.