California lawmakers will have to wait until next year to curb the use of private prisons to hold thousands of immigrants awaiting federal deportation hearings.
About 3,700 immigrants under federal detention orders are being held in corporate-owned prisons under contracts with four California cities:
[...] he noted that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security had also expressed concern and was scheduled to issue recommendations in November on whether the government should continue housing immigration detainees in private prisons.
Nearly half of all immigrants detained by federal officials are held in facilities run by private prison companies, at an average cost for each detained immigrant is $166 a night. That’s added up to massive profits for Corrections C...
More than two dozen members of Congress are calling on federal officials to halt the expansion of California's largest immigrant detention center over reports of medical neglect at the privately run facility.
Immigrants detained in a privately run detention facility while awaiting deportation decisions are far less likely than those held in county or city jails to receive visits from their children, a new study finds.
Every year, 34,000 beds in private prisons, federal prisons or even local, county or state prisons have to be occupied by the bodies of immigrants in the process of deportation. This has contributed to the record number of deportati...