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Whistleblower raises detainee health concerns

Compassion | No evidence yet of “mass hysterectomies,” but problems remain
by Charissa Koh
Posted 9/23/20, 05:52 pm

Since 2010, Dawn Wooten has worked off and on as a licensed practical nurse at the Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Ga. On Sept. 14, four advocacy organizations filed a complaint on behalf of Wooten and immigrants held there, asking the Department of Homeland Security inspector general to investigate the facility—and others operated by the same private company—for unsafe conditions.

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A headcount of the homeless

Compassion | The coronavirus makes a challenging aspect of the U.S. census even more difficult
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 9/23/20, 01:51 pm

Census takers wearing reflective vests, face masks, and bug spray are spreading out in groups of four on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of this week to count the U.S. homeless population.

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On-again, off-again voting in Florida

Compassion | An appeals court upholds felon voting requirements as the election draws closer
by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 9/16/20, 10:54 am

A decision by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals could leave tens of thousands of registered voters unable to participate in November’s election. The court ruled 6-4 to uphold a state regulation requiring former felons to pay all outstanding fines before they can cast a ballot.

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