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Report raises concerns about solitary detention for gay, transgender immigrants
Sacramento Bee ^ | November 27, 2013 | By Jayna Omaye

Posted on 11/27/2013 4:18:56 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

Many gay, lesbian and transgender immigrants held in U.S. detention centers, who may be vulnerable to abuse by guards and other detainees, are placed in solitary confinement to protect them, but the isolation can cause psychological problems, according to a new report by the left-leaning Center for American Progress.

“Solitary confinement is considered a form of torture,” said Sharita Gruberg-Wanker, a policy analyst at the center. “When U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement does this to prevent people from being sexually assaulted, it puts them at risk of other forms of trauma.”

(Excerpt) Read more at sacbee.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: border; failure; illegalimmigration

1 posted on 11/27/2013 4:18:56 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Solitary confinement is now ‘torture’???!! Laughable.


2 posted on 11/27/2013 4:20:41 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“But I’m gay! I need constant confirmation from other gay people that its not weird.”


3 posted on 11/27/2013 4:24:39 PM PST by ToastedHead
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
good fn grief..really?????? this comment is sorta deleted ahead of time to save mods the trouble.
4 posted on 11/27/2013 4:28:44 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11) Hey, Harry Reid.. 1-800-318-2596!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Yep, this is a major issue. Quit working on repealing Obamacare, balancing the budget, stopping Iran and North Korea and get going on this problem...


5 posted on 11/27/2013 4:30:18 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("Of the 4 wars in my lifetime none came about because the US was too strong." Reagan)
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To: Viennacon

Maybe the room drapes and carpet don’t match.

OUTWAGEUS!


6 posted on 11/27/2013 4:31:30 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Viennacon

If you’re gay, it might be torture being in ill-fitting, last year’s colors jumpsuits, in a poorly decorated cell.


7 posted on 11/27/2013 4:31:45 PM PST by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

How do they prove that they’re gay?


8 posted on 11/27/2013 4:32:36 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
If they are gay, Lesbian or Transgender, they already have psychological problems. They are mentally ill, send them back to Mexico for treatment
9 posted on 11/27/2013 4:34:33 PM PST by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Exactly.


10 posted on 11/27/2013 4:36:01 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Just deport them and be done with it.


11 posted on 11/27/2013 4:45:22 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
said Sharita Gruberg-Wanker, ya just can't make this stuff up...
12 posted on 11/27/2013 4:45:52 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
said Sharita Gruberg-Wanker, a policy analyst at the center

Well, which is it...is she a wanker or an analist?

13 posted on 11/27/2013 4:46:57 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: Fightin Whitey

That’s gotta be tough to put on the back of a football jersey ....


14 posted on 11/27/2013 4:58:25 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_kwXNVCaxY


15 posted on 11/27/2013 5:19:54 PM PST by Gator113 ( Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin and Mike Lee speak for me, most everyone else is just noise.)
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16 posted on 11/27/2013 5:23:18 PM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: F15Eagle

Funny you would say that.

I just walked by a TV set with O’Reilly on it and the guest’s name is “Dr. Ablow”.

Any a-blow in my high school would have had to have been one tough hombre lol!


17 posted on 11/27/2013 5:29:56 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
All American Prisons should be ran like the Japanese prisons

Everyone in a solitary cell, isolated etc...

Not the "Crime U" Criminal University that US Prisons are.

18 posted on 11/27/2013 5:36:23 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So now we’re supposed to feel sorry for the queers? Doubt it.


19 posted on 11/27/2013 5:43:07 PM PST by upchuck (I can't stand people that don't know the difference between 'your' and 'you're.' Their so stupid...)
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To: TurboZamboni

ROTFLOL.


20 posted on 11/27/2013 5:49:55 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Many gay, lesbian and transgender immigrants held in U.S. detention centers, who may...

I stopped reading right there. A pervert propaganda piece.

The use of the word "immigrant" suggests an ignorant, militant deviant who literal can't distinguish between legal and illegal immigrants.
The 'detention center' suggests strongly that the neurosis is about illegal immigrant deviants.

21 posted on 11/27/2013 8:36:13 PM PST by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good grace to resign!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Many gay, lesbian and transgender immigrants held in U.S. detention centers, who may...

I stopped reading right there. A pervert propaganda piece.

The use of the word "immigrant" suggests an ignorant, militant deviant who literal can't distinguish between legal and illegal immigrants.
The 'detention center' suggests strongly that the neurosis is about illegal immigrant deviants.

22 posted on 11/27/2013 8:40:27 PM PST by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good grace to resign!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I guess once in a “victim-hood” class, no matter how you treat them is considered abuse...


23 posted on 11/28/2013 4:56:42 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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