PBS NewsHour

Why ICE is relying on for-profit prisons to house immigrants

Clip: 12/20/2019 | 6m 38s | Video has closed captioning.

A new investigation reveals the rapid growth of for-profit prisons being used to house immigrants. While the phenomenon has generated tremendous revenue for the industry, it has also resulted in hundreds of cases of alleged abuse and mistreatment in those facilities. William Brangham reports and talks to USA Today’s Alan Gomez about who the migrants are and what they say happens in the facilities.

Aired: 12/20/19

Rating: NR

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