Immigrant detention centers are dealing with mumps and chicken pox outbreaks, and thousands have been put into quarantine

When Danielle Jefferis showed up at the Aurora Contract Detention Facility in Aurora, Colorado, last weekend during visiting hours, she expected nothing more than a routine legal visit with a client.

Instead, Jefferis, an attorney at De Novo Legal and fellow at the University of Denver Civil Rights Clinic, was turned away by officers who told her her client couldn’t leave the pod because the facility was under quarantine.

There are currently 271 people quarantined

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