New Medical and Healthcare Rights Calendar for People Detained in Immigration Detention Centers and Jails

June 17, 2021

Health Justice, Health in Immigration Detention, News

The Health Justice Program is excited to share our recently released Medical and Healthcare Rights Calendar for people detained in immigration detention centers and jails. NYLPI, in partnership with First Friends of New Jersey and New York, has created and distributed an easy-to-use resource and calendar so people can keep track of their healthcare needs, medications, and requests for medical care while they are detained. The calendar also provides information about people’s rights while detained, as well as contact information for resources to provide support.   

Every day people in the U.S. immigration detention system experience health and human rights violations, including inadequate medical care. NYLPI has published two reports documenting the serious, often life-threatening deficiencies in the medical care provided to New Yorkers in area immigration detention facilities. NYLPI has brought successful federal civil rights cases and established legal precedent on behalf of people whose rights were violated while they were detained, and woperate volunteer medical network that connects people in immigration detention with doctors who can advocate for them to receive necessary healthcare or to be released. The new resource is a practical tool to advance our work to combat the human rights crisis in immigration detention, with a goal of helping individuals and advocates understand legal rights and document health care needs and rights violations, in real time.   

Download the Spanish and English calendars. 

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