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Houleye Thiam On Immigration Jail at “Break Down the Walls”

On June 6, Ohio Prisoners Justice League held a sit-in and Jericho Walk at the Ohio Statehouse, to draw attention to the COVID crisis going on behind bars in Ohio’s prisons and jail. Houleye Thiam, President of the Mauritanian Network for Human Rights in US (MNHRUS) addressed the crowd about the problems with immigration detention. Watch […]

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Morrow Co. Commissioner Whiston: “I personally sold thermometers to the jail”

You can’t make this stuff up. On June 8, we met with Morrow County Commissioner Tom Whiston to talk about the systemic failures at the Morrow County Jail, and present him with a petition to close the jail signed by 374 concerned Americans. Commissioner Whiston waffled between telling us he’s not in a position of […]

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10 Year-Old to Morrow Co. Commissioner: “You’re Not Even Paying Attention”

On June 8, a group of us met with Morrow County Commissioner Tom Whiston to talk about problems at the jail that led it to become 100% COVID-infected. It was a heated exchange, in which the Commissioner disputed all of our facts documented in a report using publicly-available evidence. My daughter Lucia, ten years old, […]

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Morrow Co. Responds to Having 100% COVID-Positive Jail

In response to the Ohio Immigrant Alliance report about the multiple ways Morrow County Correctional Facility (MCCF) violated its Infectious Disease Control Plan and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) National Detention Standards, causing the jail to become 100% COVID-positive, the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office and Health District issued a joint press release today. They […]

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NEW REPORT: Morrow Co. Failures Led to Mass Illness, Death

Morrow County Jail Ignored Multiple Protocols in COVID-19 Pandemic, Leading to 100% Positive Facility Mt. Gilead, OH – A new analysis from the Ohio Immigrant Alliance shows that during the COVID-19 pandemic,  the Morrow County Correctional Facility failed to follow its own Infectious Disease Control Program (IDCP), as well as the National Detention Standards required […]

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374 People Sign Petition to Close Morrow Jail

Three hundred and seventy-four individuals from Ohio and beyond signed a petition to the Commissioners of Morrow County, Ohio, demanding closure of the Morrow County Correctional Facility due to public health concerns: The COVID crisis at the Morrow County Jail cannot be fixed. The jail is completely infected, and Sheriff Hinton has failed in his […]

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How Morrow County Jail Became 100% COVID-Positive

Failure to Follow Ohio and Federal Detention Standards Led to Mass Illness and Death of Oscar Lopez Acosta A new report by Alexandra Magearu, PhD; Amy Crossin, Esq.; and Lynn Tramonte details how the Morrow County Correctional Facility became the first first county jail in Ohio, and the first ICE detention center in the United […]

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Diop is Free!

“The Walk of Freedom” Last night, Diop left Adelanto immigration jail in California and never looked back. He took his first steps on U.S. soil as a free man, because of your generous donations and social sharing. This video captures Diop‘s first steps as a free person. In Mauritania, he lived in a slave-caste family. Now, he is free. There is […]

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WBNS Covers Morrow County Health District Board Meeting

Columbus’ 10TV News attended the Morrow County Health District Zoom meeting on May 18 and captured our activists in action. We were there protesting the lack of medical care in the Morrow County Jail, an ICE detention center, and demanding that the jail be shut down. Due to mismanagement and lack of planning, the Morrow […]

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Dr. Chambers-Kersh Statement Before Morrow County Health District

On May 18, Dr. Laura Chambers-Kersh addressed the Morrow County Health District regarding the COVID-19 crisis in the county jail. Nearly 100 people showed up on the Zoom meeting, making an impression on the Board of Health and expressing our strong believe that the Morrow County Jail needs to be shut down. Read her statement […]