ON MIGRATION | ‘Akin to Torture’: For-profit immigrant prison singles out Black men

August 4, 2022

The men were ordered to spend 32 days in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day. One man — Garsumo Dorley, 34 — was sentenced to an additional 22 days after asking to see his psychiatrist, leaving him in segregation for a total of 54 days.

Source: ‘Akin to Torture’: For-profit immigrant prison singles out Black men, Southern Poverty Law Center, by Liz Vinson, July 29, 2022

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During the former Islamic Republic, foreign aid grants funded 75 percent of public spending. Since the Taliban takeover in August 2021, the United States has provided $775 million in humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan, but the UN says at least $4.4 billion is needed to address the emergency needs of more than 24 million Afghans – 60 percent of the population.

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