“A loaded handgun found by a detainee cleaning a staff bathroom. Foul-smelling, unrecognizable burger patties. Leaks dripping onto detainees’ beds.
These are just some of the dangerous and disgusting violations federal inspectors found at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Newark, according to a 20-page report released this week by the Department of Homeland Security.
The Essex County Correctional Facility is one of three county jails in the state that has space dedicated to holding immigration detainees who are awaiting deportation hearings or applying for asylum. Some detainees can spend years there”.