Two-Thirds of Immigrant Detainees Held in Private Lockups

MuckRock reports that the infrastructure of America’s “detainee?-deportation machine” is largely private, with corporate prison operators controlling 62% percent of the incarcerated immigrant population. Last year, U.S. immigration authorities made 486,651 apprehensions and exported 315,943 individuals. The detainment that occurs between capture and deportation has been outsourced to private firms that are paid billions of
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