Immigration & Labor

The Facility

A new documentary goes inside Georgia's Irwin County Detention Center as the pandemic spreads.
Field of Vision

  • Type Investigations, Field of Vision, and Rayuela Films

  • Our partners

Detained inside an infamous American detention center as the pandemic spreads, a group of immigrants organize in protest to demand protection and their release. Separated from their families, and fearing for their lives, they take bold action. But officials who run the detention center are intent on keeping these men and women silent, and keeping them locked up.

Filmed using the cameras attached to tablets installed inside the detention center cell-blocks, the film is a unique, real-time chronicle of a life in an immigration detention facility, and of a struggle for freedom and accountability.

About the reporter

Seth Freed Wessler

Seth Freed Wessler

Seth Freed Wessler is an investigative reporter at ProPublica and a former reporting fellow at Type Investigations.

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