Release Transgender Woman Raped By Inmate!

A 23-year-old transgender woman named Marichuy has been held at a Phoenix, Ariz. immigrant detention center for over a year. Authorities refused to acknowledge her gender identity and have placed her with male inmates where she is a walking target for abuse. On July 20, she said one of her male inmates raped her.

The detention center is run by Corrections Corporation of America, under a contract from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). In a statement, ICE claimed, “ICE has a strict zero tolerance policy for any kind of abusive or inappropriate behavior in its facilities and takes any allegations of such mistreatment very seriously.”

Unfortunately, ICE has not been able to protect Marichuy from abuse, and she continues to be held inappropriately with males. The only way to prevent further instances of abuse is to release Marichuy from the detention center. Please sign the petition to urge US Immigration to protect Marichuy from rape and other abuse!

We are concerned that 23-year-old transgender woman named Marichuy has been held at a Phoenix, Ariz. immigrant detention center for over a year. Authorities refused to acknowledge her gender identity and have placed her with male inmates where she is a walking target for abuse. On July 20, she claimed one of her male inmates raped her.


The detention center is run by Corrections Corporation of America, under a contract from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). In a statement, ICE claimed, “ICE has a strict zero tolerance policy for any kind of abusive or inappropriate behavior in its facilities and takes any allegations of such mistreatment very seriously.”


Unfortunately, ICE has not been able to protect Marichuy from abuse, and she continues to be held inappropriately with males. The only way to prevent further instances of abuse is to release Marichuy from the detention center. We respectfully urge you to release her immediately to prevent further rape and abuse. Thank you for taking the time to read and consider our petition.

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