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Credit: René Lima-Marín

A former detainee of the GEO Group detention facility in Aurora has filed a legal claim against Immigration and Customs Enforcement for alleged medical neglect.

Forty-one-year-old René Lima-Marín’s lawyers filed the claim under the Federal Tort Claims Act, a federal statute that allows individuals to sue the U.S. in federal court. The claim alleges that after Lima-Marín sustained a serious injury to his face, GEO Group, the private prison company that runs the facility via a contract with ICE, failed to provide him with adequate medical treatment. Lima-Marín’s lawyers are asking for $1,000,000 in compensation.