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Jean Jimenez-Joseph

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For the second time in two days, a detainee being held by federal immigration authorities in Georgia has died, according to a published report. 

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that that Babubhai Patel, 58, an Indian national, died Tuesday at Grady Memorial Hospital, with the preliminary cause of death complications due to heart failure. 

an employee of Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Ga., waiting for the front gate to be opened so she can enter.
Kate Brumback / Associated Press

Authorities say a Panamanian man who died of apparent suicide at an immigration detention center in Southwest Georgia had been in solitary confinement for 19 days.

Federal immigration officials said 27-year-old Jean Jimenez-Joseph was found unresponsive in his cell at the Stewart Detention Center with a sheet around his neck early Monday morning. He was later pronounced dead at a hospital in Americus, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

ICE Detainee Found Unresponsive In Georgia Cell, Dies

May 16, 2017
an employee of Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Ga., waiting for the front gate to be opened so she can enter.
Kate Brumback / Associated Press

A Panamanian national, who was being held at the U.S. Immigration and Customs’ Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, died early Monday after he was found unresponsive in his cell.

 

The preliminary cause of death for Jean Jimenez-Joseph, 27, was ruled to be self-inflicted strangulation.