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Star Tribune
May 7, 2014

ACLU calls for end of 'ICE holds' in Minnesota
By Mark Brunswick

In its letter, the ACLU cited data from the Syracuse University-based TRAC program showing how widespread the practice is in Minnesota. Between October 2011 and August 2013, ICE issued more than 5,300 detainers to Minnesota jails. Almost every county jail in Minnesota was asked to hold prisoners past their release date, TRAC data show. In data obtained through the state’s Data Practices Act, the local ACLU found that Hennepin County, the state’s most populous, spent more than $192,000 between 2010 and the end 2011 on keeping 1,272 ICE detainees. Blue Earth County in southeastern Minnesota spent more than $4,200 from September 2009 to September 2011 on 20 ICE detainees, according to the ACLU’s review. According to the TRAC data, 54 percent of immigration detainers in Minnesota are lodged against people with no criminal record and involve people who would typically be released from pretrial detention.

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