Earlier this week, member organizations of the Abolish ICE NY NJ coalition filed a lawsuit on behalf of and in coordination with six plaintiffs who experienced retaliation for their actions resisting their detention, and are now seeking damages and declaratory relief under the First Amendment.
For over a year, immigrants caged at Orange County Correctional Facility (OCCF) have organized and conducted hunger strikes to bring attention to the horrendous and inhumane conditions inside the jail. In an effort to silence their resistance, local and federal immigration officials have responded with retaliation and retribution.
Check out the materials below to learn more about the lawsuit, and how the Dignity Not Detention Act can bring us a step closer towards PIC abolition in New York.
- Complaint Supplement (lawsuit document)
- Dignity Not Detention Action Factsheet
- Dignity Not Detention Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Thursday. April 6, join us for a press conference at Foley Square, which will be live-streamed, to bring attention to the campaign and lawsuit. If you can’t attend in person, make sure to follow @abolishICE_nynj on instagram to watch and to stay up to date on the coalition’s work.