Another Death At Georgia Immigration Detention Center

Jul 12, 2018

There has been another death at Georgia’s largest immigration detention facility.

 

Efrain De La Rosa, 40, was the second apparent suicide and the third death overall at the Stewart Immigration Detention Center in Lumpkin in the last 15 months.

 

 


According to a press release from Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, De La Rosa died Thursday night from self strangulation.

 

ICE had been holding De La Rosa not long after he was convicted of felony larceny in Wake County, North Carolina in March. He was awating the start of immigration removal proceedings.

 

CoreCivic, the Tennessee based company that runs the center, has come under fire recently for conditions there, including evidence obtained by the online news outlet The Intercept of solitary confinement, a practice CoreCivic has denied it uses.

 

De La Rosa's is still under investigation by ICE.