Profitability of imigration and prison, off of democracy now

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Profitability of imigration and prison, off of democracy now

Unread post by bree » September 13th, 2003, 5:37 pm

> According to current estimates county jails get $35 a day for regular
> prisoners from the federal government. They get between $75 to $100 a
> day for immigrant detainees...
> Immigrants held for deportation are the fastest-growing group of
> prisoners in the nation. According to the “Monthly Detention Report”
> published within the Department of Homeland Security - while the number
> of persons in state prisons increased by one-third between 1994 and
> 2002, the number held in BCIS (Bureau of Customs and Immigration
> Services) and ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) custody
> increased by 177 percent. Special Registrations for immigrants from
> more than twenty countries started in January this year and the federal
> government’s 2003 budget on locking up immigrants is $ 743 million.

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