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May 6, 2022

Private prisons are closing, but private immigration detention is not. One Virginia town has a decision to make about where it stands
By Angilee Shah and Monica Campbell

In 2015, over 325,000 people were detained in 637 facilities around the country, with 72% confined to centers run by for-profit companies according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University. Through the Trump years, the numbers continued to grow, mostly through the increased detention of immigrants who had no criminal convictions.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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