Women accuse ICE of medical abuse while in custody 

Wednesday, December 23, 2020 - 5:02pm

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More than 30 undocumented immigrant women are alleging medical abuse while in the custody of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). They say they were pressured into having unwanted or unnecessary gynecological procedures as current or former detainees at the Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia. Marco Werman speaks with Azadeh Shahshahani, a lawyer with Project South, a nonprofit in Atlanta. Shahshahani is serving as co-counsel in the class action suit being brought on behalf of the women.