Sauder Schelkopf is investigating detainees at the Irwin Detention Center in Georgia.
As reported by Forbes on 9.18.20:
Wooten, who worked full-time at the Irwin Detention Center in Georgia until July, said the facility would send many detainees to see a particular gynecologist outside the facility who she described as the “uterus collector.” Wooten said that “everybody he sees has a hysterectomy” in the complaint, detailing situations in which some of the immigrant women may not have understood what procedures they were undergoing due to language barriers or poor explanations. Pham said in his statement that “If there is any truth to these allegations, it is my commitment to make the corrections necessary to ensure we continue to prioritize the health, welfare and safety of ICE detainees.”
A spokesperson from LaSalle Corrections did address the allegations with the following response:
LaSalle Corrections has a strict zero tolerance policy for any kind of inappropriate behavior in our facilities and takes all allegations of such mistreatment seriously. Our company strongly refutes these allegations and any implications of misconduct at the ICDC.
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