five years behind bars... for nothing

Here's a Village Voice story from last month on Narinder Singh, a man who spent more than five years locked up by the federal government in an immigration detention cell, though he was never accused of committing a crime: Holding Pattern.

While detained, he was beaten by a fellow inmate, spent time in the hole, and lived in a pod with 40 other men, deprived of sunlight, his own reading material, or much more than an hour of recreation time a day. And because he wasn't serving an actual sentence, Singh had no idea when or even if he would get out.

He was finally released back in August... but the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency still hasn't resolved his case. That's five and a half years of this guy's life that he can't get back, America. Ridiculous.

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