The Mesa Verde facility costs taxpayers $119.95 per detainee per day for the first 320 people detained there, according to an advocacy group
Lawyers say that one detention facility run by a private prison company has been beset by health crises and isn't even properly licensed.
Detaining immigrants has turned into a very lucrative growth industry
I once heard my dad say, "A bullet costs 75 cents—they ought to line them all up, and shoot them in the head."
Eleven days after the DOJ said it would end the use of private prisons, DHS announced a plan to evaluate whether to "move in the same direction."
A recent appeals court ruling is the latest development in a long battle waged by inmates and their loved ones against phone companies that contract with private prisons.
The 2016 presidential election could determine the future of the private prison industry in the US, but its two largest corporations now take in a combined $3.2 billion in annual revenue.
For-profit prisons like healthy inmates, who tend to be young and black or Hispanic.