For-Profit Immigration Jails Face Shutdown

Facing mounting public opposition, state legislatures are considering measures to shut down the privately run immigrant jails that were part of the dramatic expansion of the U.S. detention network and private prison industry under Trump but that have since fallen out of favor with the new administration.

ICE Pays $1M a Day for Empty Detention Beds

Although Immigration and Customs Enforcement has released hundreds of people to lower the risk of COVID-19, and is arresting and detaining fewer unauthorized immigrants, ICE pays for a minimum number of beds whether they are filled or not.