Williams Oinonen LLC is very proud of our client, Project South, for exposing abusive practices and a high rate of hysterectomies at the Irwin County Detention Center. The letter detailing the whistleblower complaint can be read here.
Multiple news media has reported this outrageous practice that violates the human rights of these immigrant women. In a recent news report, Project South’s staff attorney Project South’s Priyanka Bhatt remarked that, “For years, advocates in Georgia have raised red flags about the human rights violations occurring inside the Irwin County Detention Center. Ms. Wooten’s whistleblowing disclosures confirm what detained immigrants have been reporting for years: gross disregard for health and safety standards, lack of medical care, and unsanitary living conditions at Irwin….We call on DHS to conduct an investigation into the Irwin County Detention Center in order to protect the health and safety of the detained immigrants and the workers there.”
Williams Oinonen LLC is proud to represent human rights organizations that promote movement building like Project South. Project South is rooted in the legacy of the Southern Freedom Movement, and has a mission of cultivating strong social movements in the South powerful enough to contend with some of the most pressing and complicated social, economic, and political problems we face today. For more information on our client’s important work, see here.