Immigrant Detainee Who Lost Leg in Jail Gets $1.5 Million
Back in 2005 I wrote Welcome to America, It Will Only Cost You a Leg , about Moises Carranza-Reye, an immigrant from Mexico who came to Colorado looking for work. He ended up in a county jail on an immigration hold, where he lost a lung and part of a leg after developing a streptococcus infection.
He sued in federal court, and today his lawyer announced a settlement. Carranza-Reye will receive 1.5 million dollars.
About the Park County Jail:
Park County Jail...houses alien detainees under a contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).....[It] takes in immigration detainees and overflow inmates from other counties and the state prison system, charging $45 a day per prisoner; "This jail is a revenue-generator for the county," says Colorado Springs attorney Lloyd Kordick. "They're actively advertising for customers. They're also trying to minimize their costs, and they really didn't care about the consequences."
The treatment Carranza-Reyes and the other detainees received will make you sick: [More...]
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