$533k Settlement Reached for Transgender Immigrants Held in Solitary Confinement

July 13, 2022

Pictured Above: Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Irwin County, GA

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund and Eshman Begnaud LLC filed civil rights lawsuits on behalf of two Transgender individuals who were detained in solitary confinement at the Irwin County ICE Detention Center. This facility is the same detention center that has since been shut down due to a history of medical abuse. Our clients received a combined settlement of $533,250.

Read more about these two lawsuits below.

Honored to support MALDEF in achieving a great result in a case that was a serious uphill battle. We are lucky to be able to take on pro bono causes like this, and to work with such impactful organizations.

Mark Begnaud
Mark BegnaudPartner | Eshman Begnaud, LLC

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