AZ second in nation in number of private prisons

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The Influence of the Private Prison Industry in Immigration Detention

Introduction

Since the late 1990’s, the number of people held in immigration detention has exploded. On any given day, ICE detains over 33,000 immigrants nationwide; this is more than triple the number of people detained in 1996. In the last 5 years alone, the annual number of immigrants detained and the costs of detaining them has doubled: in 2009, 383,524 immigrants were detained, costing taxpayers $1.7 billion at an average of $122 a day per bed. Nearly 2.5 million individuals have passed through immigration detention facilities since 2003.

Learn more and read the full report on Detention Watch Network’s website:

http://www.detentionwatchnetwork.org/privateprisons

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