The Detention Watch Network has released some terrific data and graphs on the private prison industry's role in the United States' immigrant detention system.... Amongst the interesting findings, 49% of all immigrant detention beds in the United States are operated by private prison corporations. That is higher percentage of privatized beds than nearly any other state or federal agency.This map demonstrates Texas' predominance in private immigration detention:
Texas has more private immigrant detention beds - more than 10,000 - than any other state. Furthermore, some of the largest immigrant detention centers in the country are in Texas, including MTC's Willacy County Processing Center and GEO Group's South Texas Detention Center. The report includes a complete breakdown of every major private detention center by average daily population.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Texas dominates immigration detention
Via Texas Prison Bidness: