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15,000 Dominicans in jail in the United States

According to data from the legal and citizen services department of the Dominican General Consulate, of a total estimated 15,000 Dominicans in jail in the United States, there are 1,734 in immigration detention centers.

Most of those in jail are serving sentences for serious offences such as murder, drug dealing, gang membership, arson, fraud, extortion, and illegal entry to the United States following deportation, domestic violence, rape, repeat traffic offenses, bribery among others.

Not many of them are naturalized Americans, and once their sentences are complete they will be deported to the Dominican Republic.

However, many maintain their innocence and their cases are being looked into by the legal department at the Dominican consulate and an organization called Project Innocence.

Source: DR1, Elnueavodiario

Aug 3, 2017

Category: DR News |

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