Feds Probe Wake Jail On Immigration

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is investigating complaints that immigration detainees have been mistreated at the Wake County jail in Raleigh.

The agency's civil rights chief sent a letter last month announcing the probe to the North Carolina chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU had coordinated a group of 57 complaints from people detained at the jail in 2009 and 2010.

The complaints include allegations that people were called racial slurs, not informed of their rights and forced to sign their names to documents.

The Homeland Security Department oversees a program in which participating law enforcement agencies assist the federal government on immigration policies.

Wake County Sheriff's spokeswoman Phyllis Stephens says the department is waiting to be formally notified of the investigation before responding.

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  • by mee on Jul 7, 2011 at 02:30 PM
    first of all it dont matter where they are from they are still human beings still created by the same God u and I were so before you judge and say GO HOME think who is here doing most of the field work i know when i ride by tobacco fields and soy bean fields its HISPANICS NOT ANY OF US!!!! SO YOU GET OUT THERE AND WORK 14 HOUR DAYS IN 105 DEGREE HEAT THEN U TELL THEM TO GO HOME
  • by Angie Location: Gville on Jul 7, 2011 at 09:09 AM
    So What!! Go home along with the rest of the illegals no matter from where you are.
  • by Fed Up Location: Greenville on Jul 7, 2011 at 08:48 AM
    ACLU I have news for you They are NOT AMERICANS so why are you getting into it???????
  • by Anonymous on Jul 7, 2011 at 07:44 AM
    Wow, I thought they were being beat or sexually abused. Being called names, no rights and signing name, give me a break. If they had not broke into this country, this would not be happening in the first place. Get a grip.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 7, 2011 at 07:39 AM
    Who cares! Key words here "Illegal Immigration." They have no rights as they are here illegally.

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