U.S. Department of Homeland Security inspectors found nooses, medical neglect and other "significant health and safety risks" at the Adelanto ICE Processing Center, a privately-run prison owned and operated by The GEO Group.
ICE officials have agreed to conduct a full inspection of the Adelanto facility starting Oct. 10, and A spokesman for The GEO Group, said the Florida-based company has "already taken steps to remedy areas where our processes fell short of our commitment to high-quality care."
DHS inspectors reported that inmates can wait for medical care for months, and in some cases years. The report noted that a dentist at the facility "suggested detainees could use string from their socks to floss if they were dedicated to dental hygiene."
The report comes as California is conducting its own first-ever investigation of federal immigration facilities in the state.