WITNESSES NEEDED for OIG investigation of detainee abuse
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) connected to the Department of
Homeland Security is currently conducting an investigation of abuses
against immigrant detainees at four county jails throughout the country.
Two of the county jails being investigated are in New Jersey -- Passaic
New Jersey Civil Rights Defense Committee is providing support to the
detainees during the interview process. We are looking for people who are
willing to be witnesses to interveiws between OIG representatives and
detainees. You do not need any previous experience to be a witness.
While we are asking for general volunteers we are also specifically
soliciting help from immigration attorneys who would be willing to
volunteer to be present during the interviews.
These interviews will be conducted at Hudson County Jail beginning April
18 and at Passaic County Jail beginning in May. We will be signing people
up to go into the jail as witnesses throughout this time period. Please
contact New Jersey Civil Rights Defense Committee at
firstname.lastname@example.org to help.
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