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Advocates decry another immigrant death at Arizona facility

The weekend death of a Guatemalan woman who became ill at a detention center in Arizona with the most in-custody immigrant deaths in the U.S. is another example of inadequate care and poor practices at the privately run site, advocates for immigrants said this week.

The 36-year-old woman died at a hospital near the Eloy Detention Center, which is among the largest immigrant lockups in the country and currently has 1,473 detainees, just shy of its capacity of 1,500.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Monday that Raquel Calderon de Hildago died Sunday after suffering a series of seizures. It was the third in-custody death for the immigration agency nationwide...

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