In 2013, the Detention Watch Network posted the most current statistics for the number of people detained each year. Across the country, there are 441,000 immigrants being held in 209 jails and prisons, 62 percent of which are operated by private companies. But not enough people are paying attention to the abuses in detention facilities. In a number of these harsh settings, immigrants are routinely denied access to adequate medical care, legal counsel and family contact. On the whole, the administrative and bureaucratic procedures followed at these detention facilities are time-consuming and frustrating and fail to meet many of the medical needs of detained individuals.
At Wellness Axis we want to encourage habits of wellness, Increase awareness of factors and resources contributing to well-being, Inspire and empower individuals to take responsibility for their own health, and to support a sense of community. Wellness can be thought of as the quality or state of being in good health.