Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center v. US Department of Homeland Security & US Immigration and Customs Enforcement

CREEC filed a series of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests in August and September 2017 seeking information on a wide range of conditions of confinement issues, including the deaths of detained people, medical care, mental health care, solitary confinement, and sexual assault at the Adelanto ICE Processing Center, a private facility operated by the GEO Group in Adelanto, California, and the Etowah County Detention Center, a county jail in Gadsden, Alabama. In early 2018, CREEC filed FOIA requests asking similar conditions of confinement questions about the Denver Contract Facility, another private facility operated by the GEO Group in Aurora, Colorado.

CREEC filed a lawsuit on February 7, 2018 in the District of Colorado demanding ICE produce the documents asked for in the FOIA requests.The lawsuit alleges that, despite a requirement by law that a response must be provided within 30 days, ICE has failed to respond to any of CREEC’s requests. The lawsuit seeks an order from the court requiring ICE to release the requested documents to CREEC.

Click here to read the Complaint.

Click here to read the First Amended Complaint (FAC).

Click here to read the Press Release in English.

Click here to read the Press Release in Spanish.


For more information about the initial FOIA requests please see the below list:

ICE FOIA Officer Declaration re: Production Rates

CREEC Response to ICE FOIA Officer Declaration

CREEC Motion for Sanctions and Document Production

Relevant ICE Documents Produced

Relevant Documents Regarding ICE Expansion to Aurora South