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Advocates Want Halt to Expansion Of Private Prisons For Non-Citizens

September 14, 2012

The federal government is poised to expand a little known part of the American incarceration system—privately operated facilities that hold immigrants convicted of crimes. Many of the inmates are charged criminally for what’s called “illegal reentry” when they’re picked up by Border Patrol trying to return to the country after a previous deportation. The facilities are among the only ones that the Bureau of Prisons has privatized and their expansion promises more profits for companies, like the Corrections Corporation of America, which runs the Adams County Correctional Center where Moreno’s brother was held.

Read more at http://colorlines.com/archives/2012/09/advocates_tell_feds_to_halt_expansion_of_private_prisons_for_non-citizens.html

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