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Correctional Health


  $300,000 over 24 months

Improving the Health of Incarcerated Immigrants & Refugees

Freedom for Immigrants (formerly CIVIC) will monitor, track, and report on the mental and physical health of incarcerated immigrants. Over the course of the next two years, they will conduct interviews with 38,000 people in the immigrant prison system, documenting between 14,000 to 20,000 complaints. they will then will analyze data for patterns of abuse, especially related to mental and physical health, and then make the data public through federal civil rights complaints and a first-of-its-kind real-time public map.

To build healthy communities, Freedom for Immigrants affiliated visitor volunteers soften the psychological impact of confinement by boosting morale and helping people incarcerated in the civil immigration context focus on positive relationships. Many detention facilities provide deplorable conditions and insufficient medical care. Visitors prevent and address abuse in detention by being the eyes and the ears of the system

Contact:Christina Fialho, Co-Founder/Executive Director
Address: P.O. Box 40677, San Francisco, CA 94140