Thursday, January 20, 2022

The PBS on-demand streaming service, WPBS Passport, is now available in Canada! Learn More

HomeVideoDocumentary provides inside look at COVID-19 conditions in immigrant detention

Documentary provides inside look at COVID-19 conditions in immigrant detention


A new documentary called “The Facility,” uses footage from a pay-per-minute video call app inside the now-shuttered Irwin County Detention Center to chronicle the experiences of migrants in the early months of the pandemic. At the time, the positivity rate in federal detention centers was 50%. The film has been shortlisted for an academy award. NewsHour Weekend’s Ivette Feliciano reports.

Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG
Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour
Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

Follow us:
Facebook: http://www.pbs.org/newshour
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/newshour
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/newshour

Subscribe:
PBS NewsHour podcasts: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/podcasts
Newsletters: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/subscribe