Nurse Questions Medical Care At Immigration Jail In Georgia
A nurse at an immigration detention center in Georgia says authorities performed questionable hysterectomies, refused to test detainees for COVID-19 and shredded medical records. She is scheduled to speak at a news conference at noon Tuesday in downtown Atlanta, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Advocacy group Project South has filed a complaint with the Homeland Security Department's internal watchdog that relies heavily on the nurse's words. Dawn Wooten calls a gynecologist who works outside the facility “the uterus collector.” She says she saw a sick-call nurse shred a box of detainee complaints without looking at them.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it will defer to the Homeland Security inspector general.