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This story has been updated throughout to include a statement from CoreCivic. 

Cameroonian immigrants held at detention centers under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) New Orleans Field Office say officers and facility staff members pepper-sprayed, beat, forcefully restrained, and humiliated them to make them sign travel documents related to their deportation.

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Translated by Luis Rodrigálvarez 

Las personas retenidas en dos centros de detención de inmigrantes han tenido que enfrentarse a calores sofocantes, cortes de agua, escasez de alimentos y problemas con el sistema de aguas residuales tras el paso del huracán Laura, según sus abogados de inmigración.

Illustrations by Katty Huertas

Translated by Luis Rodrigàlvarez

José Hernández Pérez, hondureño de 36 años, llevaba viviendo en el Centro de Procesamiento ICE Pine Prairie de la zona central de Luisiana unos tres meses, cuando algunas personas de su dormitorio, de un total de 40, empezaron a enfermarse a mediados de julio.

Illustrations by Katty Huertas

Jose Hernandez Perez, a 36-year-old from Honduras, had been living at Pine Prairie ICE Processing Center in central Louisiana for about three months when people in his dorm of about 40 started getting sick in mid-July.

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Pine Prairie ICE Processing Center is in the midst of a COVID-19 outbreak, with confirmed cases growing from two to 32 between Sunday and Monday.

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