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The Immigration Detention Gold Mine
PBS has now done a series on “Immigrant Detainees- A New Profit Center?” giving us a look into how the private corrections industry is profiting from immigrants held in detention facilities.
“Sometimes they get food…sometimes they don’t… It’s freezing in the winter time … and we have a lot of detainees that get sick.”
The Washington Post just came out with a closer look at the system of neglect that characterizes immigrant detention. You can access that here.
It costs an average of $100 per day of our tax dollars to house these immigrants—without proper food and medical facilities most of the time—behind bars, sometimes for long periods.