The Torrance County Detention Facility is an infamous immigration prison in Estancia, New Mexico. As a site of human rights violations on a massive scale, the Torrance County Detention Facility is regularly in the news.

Senators Call For Shuttering Of ‘Inhumane’ ICE Detention Centers | HuffPost, May 2024

Migrante rompe el silencio al ser deportado tras meses de detención | Telemundo Nuevo México, May 2024

County in rural New Mexico extends agreement with ICE for immigrant detention amid criticism | Associated Press, April 2024

Torrance County Commission votes to extend ICE contract | Source NM, April 2024

Asylum seekers testify to inhumane conditions at Torrance County Detention Facility | Source NM, April 2024

Torrance County faces pressure to reject ICE contract renewal | KOB 4, April 2024

Día de Acción: Piden el cierre de centros de detención de migrantes en Nuevo México | Telemundo Nuevo México, April 2024

OPINION: Migrants facing dehumanization and racism in Torrance County jail | Albuquerque Journal, March 2024

Colorado College researchers document abuses at NM immigration detention centers | Source NM, March 2024

Continúan los problemas en el Centro de Detención del condado Torrance | Telemundo Nuevo México, December 2023

After sewage sickens incarcerated people, senator again asks Biden official to close ICE prison | Source NM, December 2023

Class-action lawsuit alleges unsafe conditions at migrant detention facility in New Mexico | AP, November 2023

Asylum-seekers are being set up for rejection at a New Mexico detention facility, rights groups say | AP, August 2023

Immigrant detention system isn’t as beneficial for local economies as some think, new report says | Source NM, July 2023

Asylum seeker doesn’t think federal immigration system will change, despite national policy shift | Source NM, July 2023

Torture with impunity runs rampant in ICE facilities | Prism, June 2023

Asylum officers rushing migrants through screenings, advocates say | Source NM, May 2023

Severe immigration policies intensify as Title 42 nears its end | Source NM, April 2023

The Dark Truth of Biden’s Immigration Policy | The New Republic, April 2023

ACLU billboards call for closing New Mexico immigration detention center | Santa Fe New Mexican, April 2023

ACLU-NM uses billboards to take on Torrance County Detention Center | KRQE News, March 2023

Suicide attempts highlight mental health concerns in immigrant detention | The Hill, March 2023

Rompe el silencio: Inmigrante detenido en Torrance habla sobre cómo unos guardias del centro lo agredieron físicamente | Telemundo Nuevo México, March 2023

ICE unable to stamp out abuse allegations at detention centers | The Hill, February 2023

New bill would ban migrant detention contracts in NM | KOB 4, January 2023

‘Inhumane’ New Mexico facility will resume locking up migrants | Searchlight New Mexico, December 2022

A suicide attempt and new report emphasize deteriorating mental health conditions at Torrance County Detention Facility | NM Political Report, December 2022

Second migrant attempts suicide after alleged mistreatment at Torrance County Detention Facility | KOB 4, December 2022

Second migrant hunger strike reported in ICE holding facilities | KRQE News, November 2022

Hunger strikers at New Mexico ICE facilities protest inhumane conditions | Prism, November 2022

Immigration invoice | Searchlight New Mexico, November 2022

Hunger strikers at Torrance County ICE detention facility say they’re being targeted | Santa Fe New Mexican, October 2022

Senators: Torrance County jail unsuitable | Albuquerque Journal, October 2022

Lawmakers call for closure of ICE detention facility | Santa Fe New Mexican, October 2022

Feds release full report of issues at ‘unsafe’ Torrance County Detention Center | KRQE News, October 2022

Asylum seekers go on hunger strike at Torrance County Detention Facility | NM Political Report, October 2022

Brazillian man’s suicide sends shockwaves through ‘inhumane’ ICE Detention Center | The Appeal, October 2022

DHS Inspector General again recommends closure of Torrance County Detention Facility | NM Political Report, October 2022

Prisoners at For-Profit ICE Jail Stage Hunger Strike to Protest Inhumane Conditions | Democracy Now!, October 2022

ACLU demands Mayorkas and DHS close more immigrant detention facilities | Al Día, September 2022

Groups: Retaliation after migrants report detention center | KRQE News, September 2022

ACLU: Torrance County Detention Center unsafe for migrants | KRQE News, September 2022

ACLU calls on Biden’s Homeland Security secretary to close the ICE detention center in Estancia, NM | Source NM, September 2022

A.C.L.U. Says Immigration Detention Facility Should Be Shut Down | New York Times, September 2022

Migrants endure retaliation at U.S. detention center, say advocates | Los Angeles Times, September 2022

Groups: Retaliation after migrants report detention center | AP, September 2022

Brazilian asylum-seeker who died by suicide held in ‘horrific conditions,’ attorneys say | Source NM, September 2022

Migrants protest living conditions with hunger strike at Torrance County detention center | Source NM, September 2022

Immigrants detained at Torrance County Detention Facility begin hunger strike | KOB 4, September 2022

Asylum seeker dies by suicide at for-profit ICE jail in New Mexico | Democracy Now!, August 2022

U.S. Rep. Melanie Stansbury Issues Statement On Immigrant Death In Torrance County Detention Facility | Los Alamos Daily Post, August 2022

Editorial: Migrant’s death in ICE custody needs a full explanation | Albuquerque Journal, August 2022

23-year-old Brazilian dies in US custody in immigration agency | News Bulletin 24/7, August 2022 

Brazilian asylum-seeker who died by suicide held in ‘horrific conditions,’ attorneys say | NewsBreak, August 2022 

Man commits suicide in ICE custody in Torrance County | KRQE News, August 2022 

23-year-old Brazilian man dies while in custody of ICE at abusive New Mexico detention center | Daily Kos, August 2022

Immigrant advocacy organizations seeking answers around Brazilian man’s death by suicide while in ICE custody | NM Political Report, August 2022

ICE brings more people into Torrance detention center, congresswoman’s staff confirms | Source NM, April 2022

OIG Calls for Immediate Removal of Detainees from Torrance County Facility | Homeland Security Today, March 2022

Report finds unsafe conditions in New Mexico migrant jail | AP, March 2022

‘Egregious’ conditions at ICE facility spark watchdog call for relocation of detainees | Los Angeles Times, March 2022

Relocating ICE detainees isn’t enough, release people from ‘inhumane’ federal custody | Source NM, March 2022

IG finds inhumane conditions at Torrance County Detention Facility | KRQE News, March 2022

New Mexico lawmakers condemn conditions at Torrance County Detention Facility | Santa Fe New Mexican, March 2022

DHS watchdog, in rare move, wants detainees immediately removed from New Mexico facility | The Hill, March 2022

NM congresswoman visits troubled migrant detention center, calls for further scrutiny | Border Report, March 2022

Editorial: Rep. Stansbury’s jail visit delivers good government to NM | Albuquerque Journal, March 2022

Congresswoman modifies account of New Mexico ICE facility inspection, citing new information | Las Cruces Sun-News, March 2022

Federal report finds unsafe conditions in NM migrant jail | Albuquerque Journal, March 2022

Report finds unsafe conditions in New Mexico migrant jail | KRQE News, March 2022

Federal inspectors demand ICE relocate migrants detained in Torrance County | Source NM, March 2022

Rep. Stansbury visits detention facility after IG reports problems | KRQE News, March 2022

Inspector general, ICE clash over conditions at immigration detention facility in New Mexico | Washington Post, March 2022

ICE Detainees Living in Cells With Non-Functioning Toilets, Sinks: Report | Newsweek, March 2022

New Mexico congresswoman conducts surprise inspection of beleaguered ICE detention facility | Las Cruces Sun-News, March 2022

Estancia mayor says he’s not anti-government — just anti-authority | Santa Fe New Mexican, January 2022

Advocates want ICE to halt removals, provide access to counsel to Haitians detained in New Mexico facility | KRQE News, November 2021

ACLU demands ICE give legal service access to Haitian immigrants | KRQE News, November 2021

Dire conditions | Searchlight New Mexico, November 2021

The neglect-for-profit scheme of corporate detention | Source NM, September 2021

Outbreak in Torrance County facility fuels COVID spike in New Mexico | Santa Fe New Mexican, August 2021

COVID-19 outbreak reported at Torrance County lockup | Santa Fe New Mexican, July 2021

Torrance County Detention Center adds 26 cases to COVID list | Santa Fe New Mexican, June 2021

ACLU, Immigrant Law Center suing Torrance Co. after detained immigrants pepper-sprayed | KRQE News, May 2021

Torrance County prison outbreak continues to spread | Santa Fe New Mexican, May 2021

Lawsuit: New Mexico guards pepper-sprayed detained asylum seekers | KOAT, May 2021

Jail sued over pepper spray use during protest | Albuquerque Journal, May 2021

Coronavirus outbreak at Torrance County prison spreads to workers | Santa Fe New Mexican, May 2021

‘We sent 500 tests. They don’t answer calls’: Inside ICE’s coronavirus testing disaster | New Mexico In Depth, September 2020

“Screaming for help” | Searchlight New Mexico, July 2020

Virus continues to spread in New Mexico prisons | Santa Fe New Mexican, June 2020

Officials still attempting to contain mumps at Torrance Co. Detention Center | KRQE News, October 2019

NMDOH investigates mumps cases at Torrance County Detention Facility | KRQE News, September 2019

Locking down revenue | Searchlight New Mexico, June 2019

Plan to reopen Torrance County prison moves forward | KRQE News, May 2019

Torrance County Commission to reopen private run detention facility | KRQE News, May 2019

Defunct Torrance County prison could reopen to house ICE detainees | KRQE News, May 2019

Officials hope to help those affected by closure of Torrance County jail | KRQE News, August 2017

Private prison demands New Mexico and feds find 300 more prisoners in 60 days or it will close | Salon, August 2017

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