From the Sonoran Desert to San Quentin: Solitary Confinement, White Supremacy and a recent mass murder by the US Border Patrol

DarkCellHandPosted by Carla Hays. Nogales, Mexico

In Nogales Sonora I met a man who had just been deported from the United States.  Before his deportation he was held in solitary confinement for three months.  He was arrested after the van he was traveling in was rammed off a cliff by Border Patrol agents in the hills of the Sonoran desert, in southern Arizona.  The van rolled down the side of the cliff and six of its passengers were killed.  15 people survived the crash, all of whom were arrested and taken into border patrol custody.  The man I met had also been held in solitary confinement up until his deportation – a period of three months.  He told me that another man arrested with him was stiill being held in solitary after being accused of being a guide for the group. Continue reading