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US Immigration officials end detention contract

US Immigration officials end detention contract

Federal immigration officials have canceled their contract with a detention facility following an investigation into the death of an inmate.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Kelly Nantel said the federal agency notified officials at Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility in Central Falls of the cancellation Thursday.
The decision came after ICE's investigation into the death of Hiu Lui Ng, a Chinese immigrant accused of overstaying a visa who died from cancer while in the facility's care.
ICE pulled all 153 of its immigration detainees out of the facility after Ng's death.
Ng's family claimed he was denied medical treatment. Nantel said an investigation found Ng did not get use of a wheelchair and there was poor communication between health care and corrections staff.


Updated : 2020-12-02 08:12 GMT+08:00