Robin Urevich

Robin Urevich is a journalist and radio reporter whose work has appeared on NPR, Marketplace, the San Francisco Chronicle and the Las Vegas Sun.

 

Recent Articles

Conditions Worsen for ICE Detainees Following Hunger Strike

Guards at the Adelanto Detention Center responded to asylum seekers’ hunger strike with violence and pepper spray.

(Capital & Main)
(Capital & Main) Omar Rivera Martinez during an interview at Adelanto Detention Facility Capital & Main is an award-winning publication that reports from California on economic, political and social issues. The American Prospect is co-publishing this piece. N ine Central American immigrants sat at a table in their dormitory at the troubled Adelanto Detention Facility and asked an officer to deliver a list of their demands to higher-ups. The officer at the for-profit facility in Adelanto, California, in the high desert, north of San Bernardino, refused and ordered them to return to their bunks for an inmate count. Instead, the men linked arms and refused to budge. “We wanted to be heard,” said Josue Lemus Campos, 24, from El Salvador. He said he and his fellow protesters had been quiet and peaceful during their June protest. But when the men refused to move, the officer immediately called for reinforcements who rushed in, armed with pepper spray. They began shouting orders in...