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CRCL Onsite Investigation Memos Collection

The DHS Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties reviews and investigates civil rights and civil liberties complaints and alleged abuses filed by the public regarding DHS policies and activities. The investigations involve a range of alleged abuses, including violation of rights while in immigration detention. CRCL issues recommendations to the relevant DHS Component aimed at addressing any civil rights or civil liberties concerns identified as part of its investigation. Redacted memos and other documents related to these investigations are included in this library.

  • Retention Memo to ICE Concerning Orange County Jail

    This memorandum notifies ICE of complaints, allegations, and informs ICE that CRCL will retain complaints for investigation of Orange County Jail in Goshen, NY.

  • Retention Memo to ICE Concerning Seneca County Jail

    This memorandum notifies ICE of complaints, describes allegations, and informs ICE that CRCL retained the complaints and other allegations for investigation. 

  • Retention Memo to ICE Concerning Caroline Detention Facility

    CRCL received complaints alleging that ICE violated individuals’ civil rights and civil liberties at the Caroline Detention Facility in Bowling Green, Virginia. The purpose of this memorandum is to notify ICE of the complaints, describe the allegations, and inform ICE that CRCL retained the complaints for investigation. 

  • Retention Memo to ICE Concerning Torrance County Detention Facility

    CRCL opened complaints alleging that ICE has potentially violated the civil rights and civil liberties of detainees in ICE custody at the Torrance County Detention Facility in Estancia, New Mexico. The purpose of this memorandum is to notify ICE of the complaints, describe the allegations, and inform ICE that CRCL will retain the complaints for investigation. 

  • Findings and Recommendations Following Spot-Check at Torrance County Detention Facility

    Findings and recommendations prepared in response to CRCL’s spot-check at Torrance County Detention Facility in Estancia, New Mexico.

  • Retention Memo to ICE Concerning Imperial Regional Detention Facility

    CRCL received complaints alleging that ICE violated individuals’ civil rights and civil liberties at the Imperial Regional Detention Facility  in Calexico, CA. The purpose of this memorandum is to notify ICE of the complaints, describe the allegations, and inform you that CRCL will retain the complaints for investigation. 

  • Retention Memo to ICE Concerning Henderson Detention Center

    CRCL opened complaints alleging that ICE potentially violated the civil rights and civil liberties of detainees in ICE custody at the Henderson Detention Center (Henderson) in Henderson, NV. The purpose of this memorandum is to notify ICE of the complaints, describe the allegations, inform ICE that CRCL retained the complaints for investigation.  

  • Retention Memo to ICE Concerning Plymouth County Correctional Facility

    CRCL received complaints alleging that ICE violated individuals’ civil rights and civil liberties at the Plymouth County Correctional Facility in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The purpose of this memorandum is to notify ICE of the complaints, describe the allegations, and inform ICE that CRCL retained the complaints for investigation. Specifically, the allegations raised concerns regarding legal access, religious accommodations, inadequate food and/or nutrition, inadequate medical care, lack of COVID-19 policies and procedures, and claims of retaliation through the use of segregation and/or transfer to another facility.

  • Retention Memo Concerning ICE's Oversight of the New Orleans Field Office

    Due to the volume and severity of allegations received concerning several ICE detention facilities within the New Orleans (NOL) Area of Responsibility (AOR), CRCL conducted a systemic review of the NOL AOR, focusing on ICE’s oversight of the detention facilities within the AOR, including a review of the policies and procedures governing these facilities and the responsibilities of ICE Headquarters and the NOL Field Office staff in carrying out the day-to-day operations at each of these facilities. This investigation also reviewed ICE’s process of receiving, assessing, and implementing recommendations related to the care and treatment of detainees within this AOR. CRCL conducted this review pursuant to its authority under 6 U.S.C. § 345 and 42 U.S.C. § 2000ee-1.

  • Recommendations Memo Concerning Port Isabel Detention Center

    CRCL conducted an investigation into conditions of detention for ICE detainees at the Port Isabel Detention Center in Los Fresnos, Texas. CRCL’s virtual onsite investigation occurred August 25-27, 2021 and was in response to allegations received regarding civil rights and civil liberties violations related to general conditions of detention and inadequate medical care of detainees at the facility.