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Advocates Archive: Oakdale Detention Center (1987)

July 4, 2023

Published in 1987, "Oakdale Detention Center: The First Year of Operation" provides an account of the human rights conditions at the Oakdale Federal Alien Detention Center in Oakdale Louisiana, during its first year of operation. The improper, illegal and sometimes cruel treatment of the multinational alien detainees is documented and recommendations are given for a more humane approach to undocumented immigration.

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The Advocates is celebrating 40 years of defending human rights. Throughout this year we are sharing stories and projects from our archives to shed light on the history of the organization, and the issues we work on.