New York Amsterdam News: Inmates Deal with no AC in Bergen County Jail

“The Bronx Defenders, The Legal Aid Society, and Brooklyn Defender Services are also speaking about the conditions at the Bergen County Jail. The organizations provide free legal representation through the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project to detained immigrants with pending cases at the Varick Street Immigration Court.

In a joint statement the organizations said they fear immigrants being detained at the jail are not being treated humanely.

“Given the jail’s troubling track record on health, humanitarian and other issues, we fear for our clients—especially as temperatures rise over the next several days to record highs this summer,” they said.”

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