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Multiple legal advocacy groups filed a whistleblower complaint on Monday following allegations of mass hysterectomies being performed on migrant women.
The allegations are part of a larger complaint alleging âjarring medical neglectâ and lack of coronavirus safety precautions at a detention center in Georgia.
Dawn Wooten, a nurse at Irwin County Detention, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in the state of Georgia, has filed a complaint revealing atrocities that she describes taking place against detained immigrants in her place of employment. In an interview with the Intercept, Wooten alleges that Irwin employed a minimal testing protocol for the coronavirus, putting both staff and detainees at risk. However, another, perhaps more alarming, allegation didn’t make it into the Intercept’s report: Wooten says the facility performed a number of hysterectomies on detained immigrant women, often performing the procedures carelessly and without consent.