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Medical Neglect, Unsafe Conditions and Mass Hysterectomies: Blowing the Whistle on an ICE Camp

Wed, March 24th, 2021
4:30 pm
- 6:00 pm

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Medical Neglect, Unsafe Conditions and Mass Hysterectomies: Blowing the Whistle on an ICE Camp

Nurse Dawn Wooten has been practicing medicine for over 10 years, the last 3 of them at Irwin County detention center in Georgia, run by private corporation LaSalle Corrections. Wooten charges that the center knowingly placed staff and detainees at risk of contracting coronavirus, neglected medical complaints, and refused to test symptomatic detainees, among other dangerous practices. On September 8, Wooten submitted a letter detailing her complaints to the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General, with the help of attorneys from the Government Accountability Project. As a result she was demoted and has faced death threats to herself and her family. Wooten will tell her story.

Sponsored by the Lecture Committee, WGSS, Africana Studies, the Davis Center, and Public Health.

For the Zoom link, email khonderi@williams.edu

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