Ellen Gallagher Writes About Solitary Confinement of Detainees

Former Fellow Ellen Gallagher (’91) wrote an article for The Washington Post about ICE’s use of solitary confinement to punish detainees (“The Other Problem With ICE Detention: Solitary Confinement,” Aug. 28). “The administration’s apparent commitment to knowingly traumatizing children to deter immigration across the U.S.-Mexico border has been a growing source of civic and congressional outrage,” Ellen wrote. “DHS and ICE are also traumatizing migrants behind closed doors. This is occurring through a more insidious form of abuse — the use of prolonged solitary confinement.”