Freedom For Immigrants Files Complaint on Conditions at Morrow County Jail

In February 2020, Freedom For Immigrants (FFI) filed a complaint with the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office; Detroit Field Office, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE); and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office for Civil Rights & Civil Liberties (CRCL) detailing fifteen serious violations of the Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) 2019 National Detention Standards (NDS) at the Morrow County Correctional Facility (MCCF) in Mount Gilead, OH.

Per the Intergovernmental Service Agreement (IGSA) between ICE and the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office, Morrow County is “required to house detainees and perform related detention services in accordance with the most current edition of ICE National Detention Standards” (p. 5). As demonstrated by the FFI complaint, the MCCF is not, in fact, in accordance with the NDS, and thus is not in compliance with the detention IGSA.

Read the full complaint here: NDS 2019 Violations at Morrow County Jail