U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement introduced on Friday that it will discontinue housing immigration detainees at the Etowah County Detention Heart in Gadsden, and restrict its use of detention amenities in Florida, Louisiana and North Carolina. This is a search at crucial dates in the connection amongst ICE and the county.
January 1997: Etowah County entered into a partnership with U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement to household detainees at the county jail.
2003: A $13.5 million jail expansion was accomplished. ICE paid out $8.4 million of the price tag of the undertaking, which enlarged area to house increased figures of detainees, and gave the jail more space for feminine inmates as very well.
April 2011: Fears that ICE was pulling out of the arrangement with ECDC were quelled. Months after ICE declared options to acquire detainees out of the facility, then-Sheriff Todd Entrekin introduced that with the support of U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt, R-Haleyville, an arrangement experienced been achieved to continue to keep detainees coming to the jail.
2014: The working day amount for ICE detainees was negotiated and enhanced from $40 to $45.
Nov. 26, 2015, through Dec. 9, 2015: Two detainees at ECDC joined with all those in amenities across the county in a hunger strike. Just one detainee’s affliction triggered fears for his lifestyle, and a federal judge OK’ed power feeding if required to safeguard the detainees wellness. The strike ended without the want for this kind of steps.
March 25, 2022: ICE officers declared they would prevent working with ECDC to house detainees.
Contact Gadsden Periods reporter Donna Thornton at 256-393-3284 or [email protected]
This report at first appeared on The Gadsden Moments: Timeline: ICE immigration detainees getting housed at Etowah County jail