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    Man Dies at Immigration Detention Facility
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    A guard escorts an immigrant detainee from his 'segregation cell' back into the general population at the Adelanto Detention Facility on November 15, 2013 in Adelanto, California. Most detainees in segregation cells are sent there for fighting with other immigrants, according to guards. The facility, the largest and newest Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), detention center in California, houses an average of 1,100 immigrants in custody pending a decision in their immigration cases or awaiting deportation. The average stay for a detainee is 29 days. The facility is managed by the private GEO Group. ICE detains an average of 33,000 undocumented immigrants in more than 400 facilities nationwide.

    A 46-year-old man who was detained by federal immigration agents in North Hollywood last week collapsed while playing soccer at a detention facility in Adelanto and died, officials announced Thursday.

    Honduran national Vicente Caceres-Maradiaga was pronounced dead just after 7 p.m. Wednesday while being taken in an ambulance to a hospital, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

    Attempts to revive Caceres-Maradiaga using a defibrillator were unsuccessful, according ICE, which reported that agents had arrested him on May 22.

    "His removal case was pending before the immigration courts at the time of his death," according to an ICE statement. "Records indicate that Mr. Caceres, who was never lawfully admitted to the U.S., has had two prior criminal convictions since 2011, one for DUI and one for fraud."

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    Immigration and Customs Enforcement agreed to give NBC4 a tour of its Adelanto Detention Facility, the largest of its kind in California. John Cádiz Klemack reports for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. 

    (Published Wednesday, May 31, 2017)

    Caceres-Maradiaga's preliminary cause of death was listed as acute coronary syndrome and he had been diagnosed with high blood pressure and an umbilical hernia, conditions for which he was being treated while in custody, according to ICE Public Affairs.

    Caceres-Maradiaga is the ninth ICE detainee to die while in the agency's custody in the 2016-17 fiscal year 2017, which began on Oct. 1.

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