The Law: Detained: A Beating On The Way Back Home

It's understood that bad things happen in prisons, but we don't generally imagine them happening to students temporarily held there. Hasnain Javed, a Pakistani, was traveling by bus on Sept. 19 from a family reunion in Houston to New York City, where he was studying computer programming at Queensborough Community College. At a 5 a.m. stop in Mobile, Ala., Javed's bus was searched by border-patrol agents as part of a series of routine inspections. When it was discovered that Javed was holding an expired visa, he was arrested and sent to the Stone County Correctional Facility in Wiggins, Miss.

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