Living in a Petri Dish: COVID-19 spreads in immigration detention centers

“For me one night felt like a whole week”

Lucas Eduardo Castro and Esther Noemi (whose name has been changed) fled to the United States to escape threats and violence. Now, they’re fighting for their lives from inside an immigrant detention facility where COVID-19 has already infected thousands and killed 4 people. Esther Noemi contracted coronavirus while in ICE custody. “For me one night felt like a whole week,” she said.