Yong Sun Harvill faces deportation to her native South Korea, a country she left more than 30 years ago. While her lawyers fight her immigration case, she is detained in Arizona, thousands of miles from her Florida home, in a county jail that doesn't have a full-time doctor. Cut off from friends and family, she struggles to obtain care for a long list of medical problems, including cancer.
In Custody, in Pain FLORENCE, Ariz. -- Underneath her baggy jail-issue pants, Yong Sun Harvill feels the soft lump just below her left knee. Sometimes it tingles. Sometimes it is numb. Like her cancer felt when it arrived behind the knee a few years ago.
Careless Detention: Yusif Osman's Story Photos | Yusif Osman was a legal resident from Ghana and had been living in Los Angeles for five years. Osman faced deportation on smuggling charges, an allegation he denied. While at a detention center outside San Diego, he died suddenly. His story highlights the poor care some immigrants have received in immigration facilities across the U.S.