Advocates: Immigrant who said guard assaulted her attempted suicide

January 19, 2018
Austin American-Statesman

"Laura Monterrosa, a woman from El Salvador who has been held at the T. Don Hutto immigrant detention center since May, tried to kill herself on Jan. 11, according to the Austin-based immigrant advocacy group Grassroots Leadership.

'I feel very desperate because I tried to report the abuse from ICE and facility officials, but they continue to psychologically abuse me through intimidation,' Monterrosa said in a statement released Monday by Grassroots Leadership. 'I do not feel safe or secure. I am not receiving the medical treatment or help I need.'"