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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.
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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.

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Tuesday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

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.

 

Kate Brumback / Associated Press

People in two Georgia immigrant detention centers are getting inadequate care in “desperately understaffed” medical units, according to a report released last week by Project South, an Atlanta-based advocacy group.

While detainees often get their required physical exams upon entering the facilities, they may wait a long time for medical treatment, according to the report, which is titled "Imprisoned Justice."

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 transgender woman from Mexico has been denied asylum for the second time by a federal immigration court in Georgia. 

"Estrella" Antonio-Sanchez represented herself more than two and a half years ago in a court at the Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Georgia. She applied for asylum, saying she was abused in Mexico for being transgender and feared to return to her home country. The judge denied her petition, but she appealed her case and got a second hearing last month, but her petition was again denied.