ICE http://kalw.org en What explains the growth of immigration detention centers? http://kalw.org/post/what-explains-growth-immigration-detention-centers <p><span style='color: rgb(69, 69, 69); line-height: normal; font-family: "Helvetica Neue", Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 19px;'>&nbsp;&nbsp; Wed, 12 Jun 2013 07:00:00 +0000 Becca Hoekstra 28598 at http://kalw.org What explains the growth of immigration detention centers? Transgender immigrant detainees face isolation in detention http://kalw.org/post/transgender-immigrant-detainees-face-isolation-detention <p>The issue of prison rape is often belittled by standup comedians, but it&rsquo;s really no laughing matter &ndash; especially if you&rsquo;re a transgender woman locked up in an all-male facility.</p><p>Grace Lawrence, 43, is a transgender woman from Liberia who was in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, for nearly three years. For all but six months, she was kept in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day.</p><p>Often, transgender inmates are placed in protective custody &ndash; also known as solitary confinement &ndash; for their own protection.</p> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 15:26:04 +0000 Nancy Lopez 12485 at http://kalw.org Transgender immigrant detainees face isolation in detention