DPG Chair Nikema Williams Statement on Disturbing Abuse Allegations at Irwin County Detention Center

September 15, 2020

Today, following allegations of human rights abuses at Irwin County Detention Center, Democratic Party of Georgia Chairwoman Nikema Williams released the following statement: 

“We are incredibly disturbed by these allegations of forced hysterectomies and dangerous health conditions for vulnerable members of our immigrant community, and they represent dangerous, cruel human rights abuses on the part of ICE. This must be investigated immediately. 

Bodily autonomy is a human right — regardless of your skin color, the language you speak, or your citizenship status. This abuse of the vulnerable among us is terrifying, and we must have accountability now.”

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