Is This Deal Humane?

25 min

In California, local jails get paid millions to house immigrants facing deportation. In some poor rural counties, it's a large source of income -- one of the few sources -- and they depend on it for basic services, like keeping police on patrol.

But some critics say bad conditions and inadequate health care in these jails puts detainees at risk.

Are these places taking the money, and failing to provide proper care for inmates? And is this deal humane?

Read the full story, view archival photographs and search the documents used to report this project.

And see if there's a detention facility by you incarcerating people for Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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