ICE resumes incarceration of girls in detention middle in southwest Georgia

The IC Detention Center is located just outside of Lumpkin and has been detaining two women since last week, according to ICE. When it opened in 2006, Stewart had arrested both men and women but stopped holding women before 2008, according to Stewart County Manager Mac Moye, who once served as a case manager there.

News of ICE’s decision comes amid complaints pointing to a pattern of medical abuse and harsh retaliation against ICE women inmates at the Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla. ICE’s Inspector General, federal law enforcement officers, and members of Congress are investigating medical care at Irwin.