It has recently come to light that authorities have failed to stop yearlong patterns of the aggressive and unethical treatment of female immigration detainees. Specifically, in Georgia, a privately owned immigration detention facility likely subjected women to unneeded gynecological operations.
The 108-page study, which was the outcome of an eighteen-month investigation, investigated allegations made by immigration activists and Dawn Wooten, a whistleblower who worked as a nurse at the remote Georgia detention facility known as Irwin County Detention Center. The investigation did not support early assertions made by campaigners that women at the institution had been subjected to mass hysterectomies. However, the research discovered that between 2017 and 2020, large numbers of women who were being held for deportation proceedings had been treated by Georgia doctor Mahendra Amin for excessive, intrusive, and frequently needless gynecological treatments.
It was revealed that Doctor Amin scheduled multiple surgeries when less invasive options were available. The doctor also performed unnecessary injections and treatments on the female detainees at the facility. Amin handled 6.5 percent of the off-site obstetric and gynecological visits for ICE prisoners statewide between 2017 and 2020. Also, he conducted 94 percent of all laparoscopic surgery to remove lesions, 93 percent of all dilation and curettage procedures, and 82 percent of all contraceptive injections. When asked to speak, Amin invoked his Fifth Amendment right not to testify.