Spain – Pueblos Unidos launched a report on Detention Centres (CIE)

The Jesuit NGO Pueblos Unidos, located in Madrid, Spain, has published the report Atrapados tras las rejas – Trapped behind bars – on the situation of the Detention Centers in Spain. Throughout the year 2012, Pueblos Unidos has visited 328 people in near 1277 visits in Aluche CIE (Madrid). This represents over 10% of total people in Aluche CIE, from a total of about 3060 people per year. For the first time, the report contains data from Barcelona CIE, also based on stable visits to 55 people. This experience leads them to note the strong human and psychological impact of detention, generating deep anguish, suffering, despair, confusion, stress in migrant people, their families and their friends and neighbors. The second part of the report, under the title De la A a la Z – From A to Z – shows the human drama of the CIE, through personal stories. Read the summary here, and the entire report in Spanish.