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Report Slams Medical Care, Solitary Confinement In Florida Immigration Detention Centers

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DONNA E. NATALE PLANAS
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Detainees being escorted through a secured walkway at the Krome Avenue Detention Center during a media visit on Dec. 6, 2007.

National civil rights and immigration lawyers are calling on state and federal officials to mandate complete oversight of all adult immigration detention facilities in Florida following a scathing report by the Southern Poverty Law Center and Americans for Immigrant Justice released Monday.

The 104-page report highlights “substandard” conditions at Florida’s four adult detention centers — Krome Service Processing Center South Miami-Dade, Broward Transitional Center in Pompano Beach, Monroe County Detention Center in Key West and Glades County Detention Center in Moore Haven, Fla.

The Miami Herald took scheduled tours of both the facilities in Miami-Dade and Broward in recent months. However, reporters were not allowed to conduct interviews or take any footage.

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.