In the Media: Friends in Detention & their Families Speak Out

Articles, audio, & videos featuring our friends in detention & their families

A note about Carlos Ernesto Escobar Mejía: his family & our friends who knew him have spoken out about his tragic, preventable death. Please check back soon for a separate page dedicated to Carlos.

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Anthony Alexandre gives a live interview with UpFront from KPFA (8:30-29:34) about conditions at Otay, which he described to Reuters for this story on the cruel choice ICE and for-profit prison companies (e.g., CoreCivic, GEO Group, LaSalle Corrections, Management & Training Corporation) are forcing immigrants to make during the pandemic

 

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July 7, 2020

Anthony Alexandre tells Democracy Now about conditions inside Otay Mesa Detention Center, describing Otay as an "unmitigated disaster"

June 30, 2020

Anthony Alexandre shares with Capital & Main a recorded message for Governor Newsom that OMDR played to the governor's staff

June 7, 2020

Jose Martinez Gonzales tells Capital & Main about deadly medical neglect at Otay Mesa during the pandemic

May 26, 2020

Women who wish to remain unnamed, and Anthony Alexandre, tell the San Diego Union-Tribune about filthy conditions in the medical unit at Otay Mesa

May 22, 2020

Laura tells CBS News that her son, Noé, is in the hospital with COVID-19, ICE won't tell her where her son is, and ICE won't let her speak with him

May 15, 2020

Anthony Alexandre tells Capital & Main that guards at Otay Mesa do not retest people known to have COVID-19 before returning them from isolation to their pods

May 15, 2020

Israel Rodriguez tells Houston Public Media about his case & conditions inside Joe Corley Processing Center; Israel's words provide vital context about the tragic, preventable death of Alonzo Garza-Salazar

May 15, 2020

[AUDIO] Reporter Elizabeth Trovall (Houston Public Media) describes what Israel Rodriguez told her about his case & conditions inside Joe Corley Processing Center outside of Houston: Texas Standard

May 14, 2020

La familia de nuestrx compa, Noé Pérez, le dice a Telemundo 20 que Noé está en el hospital por COVID-19, pero ICE no le dice a su familia en qué hospital se encuentra ni permite que su familia le hable

11 de mayo, 2020

Anthony Alexandre tells Capital & Main about his unit's hunger strike in protest of conditions in detention during the pandemic

May 9, 2020

Anthony Alexandre describes conditions in detention during the pandemic to NBC 7 San Diego

May 1, 2020

"I'm doing this hunger strike for this man that I saw in a wheelchair who is sick and cannot get back to his family...I am doing this because it is the right thing to do," Anthony Alexandre tells NBC 7 San Diego

April 29, 2020

Migrantes unidxs, en huelga de hambre para protestar las condiciones de detención durante la pandemia, escriben una carta a funcionarixs: La Jornada

United migrants, on hunger strike to protest conditions in detention during the pandemic, write a letter to officials [subtitles in English]

26 de abril, 2020

Edgar Granski tells the San Diego Union-Tribune about his unit's hunger strike in protest of conditions in detention during the coronavirus pandemic

April 17, 2020

Nuestrxs compas escriben una carta colectiva a funcionarixs, están en huelga de hambre para protestar las condiciones de detención durante la pandemia de coronavirus: La Jornada

April 17, 2020

[AUDIO] Recording of Jose Martinez Gonzalez' need to support his family during the coronavirus pandemic on KPBS' San Diego News Matters (0:47-1:42)

April 17, 2020

Oswaldo & Heber tell Buzzfeed about conditions in detention during the coronavirus pandemic

April 10, 2020

Nuestrxs compas empiezan una huelga de hambre a Otay Mesa para protestar las condiciones de detención durante la pandemia; apoyamos con una protesta afuera: La Opinión

7 de abril, 2020

Nuestrxs compas empiezan una huelga de hambre a Otay Mesa para protestar las condiciones de detención durante la pandemia; apoyamos con una protesta afuera: La Jornada

4 de abril, 2020

Huelgas de hambre a centros de detención en Tacoma y Otay Mesa; OMDR organiza una protesta sobre ruedas para exigir #LiberenATodxs: Radio Bilingüe

3 de abril, 2020

Friends imprisoned at the detention center begin hunger strike to protest unsafe conditions inside Otay Mesa: San Diego Union-Tribune

April 3, 2020

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