National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild (2019)

Reports the successful results in a case brought in the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania at the Berks County Detention Center. The suit claimed that detained immigrant children suffered serious deprivations related to health services, mental health care, and language access, as well as traumatic night-checks that repeatedly interrupt children’s sleep. 

Families detained at the facility will now be able to file a petition to intervene in the state licensing dispute brought against the detention center and have their voice heard for the first time.  Doe v. Mici

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