The undersigned Florida and national organizations who represent the Shut Down Glades Coalition write to urge you to abstain from renewing the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) contract with Glades County, as the Glades County Detention Center (“Glades”) located in Moore Haven, Florida has demonstrated a long history of pervasive and persistent abuse of the immigrant population that reaches the level of inhumane and degrading treatment. The abuses against individuals detained at Glades warranted closure of this facility years ago, and now, with the current ICE population at zero and the performance period for the Intergovernmental Service Agreement (“IGSA”) between ICE and Glades County coming to an end on April 30, 2022, DHS can and should prevent further abuse of individuals at this detention center by permanently terminating the IGSA.

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