The Unnecessary Expense of Immigrant Detention

July 2014
Texas Observer: A Journal of Free Voices;Jul2014, Vol. 106 Issue 7, p7
The article discusses practice of detaining undocumented immigrants who are neither threat to security or flight risks, by private prison companies in the U.S. only to get benefits from the U.S. government. It reports that companies like GEO Group and Corrections Corporation of America receive an average cost of 164 U.S. dollars per day per detainee from the government which leads to increase in companies' revenue. It also discusses poor facilities provided to detainees by these companies.


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