A rare look at life inside California’s largest immigration detention centre

Updated On May 04, 2017 09:18 AM IST
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After taking office in January, U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on border security that, among other measures, called for promptly deporting undocumented immigrants after their apprehension and keeping them in custody until that can be arranged. This has led to a spike in immigrant detentions across the country. (Lucy Nicholson /Reuters) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 04, 2017 09:18 AM IST

After taking office in January, U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on border security that, among other measures, called for promptly deporting undocumented immigrants after their apprehension and keeping them in custody until that can be arranged. This has led to a spike in immigrant detentions across the country. (Lucy Nicholson /Reuters)

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Handcuffs for employees to use are seen at the entrance of the Adelanto immigration detention center, which is run by the Geo Group Inc (GEO.N), in Adelanto, California, U.S. (Lucy Nicholson /Reuters) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Handcuffs for employees to use are seen at the entrance of the Adelanto immigration detention center, which is run by the Geo Group Inc (GEO.N), in Adelanto, California, U.S. (Lucy Nicholson /Reuters)

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An ICE detainee lies in his cell in the segregation wing . (Lucy Nicholson /Reuters) View Photos in a new improved layout
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An ICE detainee lies in his cell in the segregation wing . (Lucy Nicholson /Reuters)

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More than 1,800 immigrants are held at the Adelanto Detention Facility in California. (Lucy Nicholson / Reuters) View Photos in a new improved layout
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More than 1,800 immigrants are held at the Adelanto Detention Facility in California. (Lucy Nicholson / Reuters)

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A woman lies on a bed in a dormitory. About 240 of the detainees at Adelanto are women (Lucy Nicholson /Reuters) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A woman lies on a bed in a dormitory. About 240 of the detainees at Adelanto are women (Lucy Nicholson /Reuters)

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David A. Marin, Field Office Director, Enforcement and Removal Operations, stands at the entrance to the Adelanto immigration detention center. (Lucy Nicholson /Reuters) View Photos in a new improved layout
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David A. Marin, Field Office Director, Enforcement and Removal Operations, stands at the entrance to the Adelanto immigration detention center. (Lucy Nicholson /Reuters)

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ICE detainee possessions are seen in the intake area at the Adelanto immigration detention center. (Lucy Nicholson /Reuters) View Photos in a new improved layout
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ICE detainee possessions are seen in the intake area at the Adelanto immigration detention center. (Lucy Nicholson /Reuters)

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Adelanto detainees have access to an on-site law library, a medical clinic, religious services, and a recreation area where they can play soccer and basketball. In the center’s visiting area, a large world map hangs on a wall. (Lucy Nicholson /Reuters) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Adelanto detainees have access to an on-site law library, a medical clinic, religious services, and a recreation area where they can play soccer and basketball. In the center’s visiting area, a large world map hangs on a wall. (Lucy Nicholson /Reuters)

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A communal area is seen at the Adelanto immigration detention center. (Lucy Nicholson /Reuters) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A communal area is seen at the Adelanto immigration detention center. (Lucy Nicholson /Reuters)

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ICE detainees walk into the dining area for lunch. (Lucy Nicholson /Reuters) View Photos in a new improved layout
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ICE detainees walk into the dining area for lunch. (Lucy Nicholson /Reuters)

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A wire fence surrounds the center. A razor wire fence rings Adelanto, which is run by Geo Group Inc, a Florida-based company that owns, leases and manages correctional and detention facilities. (Lucy Nicholson /Reuters) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A wire fence surrounds the center. A razor wire fence rings Adelanto, which is run by Geo Group Inc, a Florida-based company that owns, leases and manages correctional and detention facilities. (Lucy Nicholson /Reuters)

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ICE detainees make phone calls at the center. (Lucy Nicholson /Reuters) View Photos in a new improved layout
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ICE detainees make phone calls at the center. (Lucy Nicholson /Reuters)

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An ICE detainee draws roses on a birthday card. (Lucy Nicholson /Reuters) View Photos in a new improved layout
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An ICE detainee draws roses on a birthday card. (Lucy Nicholson /Reuters)

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A girl waits with visitors in the lobby of the Adelanto immigration detention center. (Lucy Nicholson /Reuters) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A girl waits with visitors in the lobby of the Adelanto immigration detention center. (Lucy Nicholson /Reuters)

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Female detainees read about a hunger strike at the Tacoma immigration detention center as they sit in a dormitory . (Lucy Nicholson /Reuters) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Female detainees read about a hunger strike at the Tacoma immigration detention center as they sit in a dormitory . (Lucy Nicholson /Reuters)

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Men share a pair of headphones to watch television in a dormitory. At the facility, some of the detainees could be seen chatting over meals of rice and refried beans, while others sat alone in silence. Two men shared a pair of headphones to watch television, and others played dominoes. (Lucy Nicholson /Reuters) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Men share a pair of headphones to watch television in a dormitory. At the facility, some of the detainees could be seen chatting over meals of rice and refried beans, while others sat alone in silence. Two men shared a pair of headphones to watch television, and others played dominoes. (Lucy Nicholson /Reuters)

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