The first time immigration officers tried to deport Michel Shango, he avoided going back to Congo by slamming his head against the van that was to have taken him from the Atlanta city jail to the airport. He told guards he was afraid that he would be killed if he went back. Three months later, in February 2007, he was involuntarily sedated with a heavy dose of powerful psychotropic drugs so that his second deportation attempt would go smoothly. Here is a timeline of his trip home, based on a log filled out by a U.S. public health nurse who was his medical escort. Excerpts of the log are below.
SOURCE: Staff reports | GRAPHIC: By Justin Ferrell and Larry Nista - The Washington Post - May 14, 2008
Some Detainees Are Drugged For Deportation The U.S. government has injected hundreds of foreigners it has deported with dangerous psychotropic drugs against their will to keep them sedated during the trip back to their home country, according to medical records, internal documents and interviews with people who have been drugged.