Congress Fuels Private Jail Boom as 34,000 Immigrants Locked Up

Congress Fuels Private Jail Boom as 34,000 Immigrants Locked Up

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Detained immigrants walk back to their housing units following lunch at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facility on July 30, 2010 in Florence, Arizona. ICE in Arizona holds almost 3,000 immigrants statewide, all at the detention facilities in Florence and nearby Eloy.