US: Immigrant Mothers, Children Being Detained in Private Jails

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“Our report exposes the extent to which local lockup quotas incentivize the incarceration of immigrants and fuel ICE to pursue punitive and unjust enforcement practices”   

Demonstrators from the immigrant community advocacy group CASA carry signs as they march in the hopes of a ruling in their favor on decisions at the Supreme Court building in Washington, U.S. June 20, 2016.

Demonstrators from the immigrant community advocacy group CASA carry signs as they march in the hopes of a ruling in their favor on decisions at the Supreme Court building in Washington, U.S. June 20, 2016. | Photo: Reuters   

Telesur  June 30, 2016
According to a new report, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials have entered into contractual agreements with private prisons.

Immigrant mothers and their children are being detained under guaranteed minimum provisions, which assure fixed detainee quotas, effectively rendering immigrants a source of profit for private and public prison companies, according to the findings from a new report released this month by the Detention Watch Network (DWN) and the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR).

“Our report exposes the extent to which…

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