Investigate Otay Mesa Detention Center!

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra

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Humanitarian volunteers and researchers at San Diego State University have received hundreds of letters from refugees and other migrants being held - some for 18 months or longer - at Otay Mesa Detention Center, near San Diego, California, which is operated by the for-profit company CoreCivic. They report inhumane conditions including insufficient and contaminated food, inadequate health care, abuse, isolation, and forced labor at $1 / day. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has been charged by the California legislature with investigating immigrant detention centers by March 1. More than just taking a CoreCivic-managed tour, he needs to hear the testimonies of detained refugees in their own word and read the Detainee Allies report at detaineeallies.org.

Petition by
Detainee Allies
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To: California Attorney General Xavier Becerra
From: [Your Name]

We call on you to use your authority under AB 103 to conduct an inquiry into detainee conditions at Otay Mesa Detention Center. Researchers with the community group Detainee Allies and San Diego State University have received hundreds of letters from detained refugee and other migrants describing inhumane conditions including contaminated and insufficient food, inadequate medical care, abuse, isolation, deprivation of basic hygiene items like toilet paper, and forced labor at $1 / day. We ask you to read their report at detaineeallies.org, read letters from detainees, and visit Otay Mesa before the March 1 deadline for your review.