Alexander Antonio Burgos Mejia was detained at the Adelanto ICE Processing Center in 2017, when he went on a hunger strike to protest conditions at the facility. He said he and the other detainees suffered burns and other injuries, after GEO Group staff used pepper spray. “I will never forget seeing the faces of my friends, seeing them crying,” he said.

Alexander Antonio Burgos Mejia was detained at the Adelanto ICE Processing Center in 2017, when he went on a hunger strike to protest conditions at the facility. He said he and the other detainees suffered burns and other injuries, after GEO Group staff used pepper spray. “I will never forget seeing the faces of my friends, seeing them crying,” he said.