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Posted inCriminal Justice, Health Care

Officials, advocates at odds over handling of caregiver abuse cases

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Officials from the California Department of Public Health and long-term care advocates clashed today at an Assembly oversight hearing over regulators’ ability to process complaints of abuse against nursing assistants. They couldn’t even agree on the number of abuse allegations that have yet to be investigated. Evon Lenerd, a state health department […]

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Posted inBorder Patrol, Criminal Justice, Immigration, Law Enforcement, National Security

Detained border crossers may find themselves sent to ‘the freezers’

Some men held at a short-term detention center in Nogales, Ariz., use heat-reflective “space” blankets. Interviews and court records show many immigrants have been held for days in rooms kept at temperatures so low that they develop pneumonia and other illnesses.Peter O’Dowd/Fronteras The moment Border Patrol agents swooped in on Claudia and her husband, Marvin, […]