Report: More Than 90 People Have Died in U.S. Immigrant Prisons
More than 90 prisoners held in immigrant detention centers have died in the past five years, the New York Times reports today, as revealed in an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) document labeled "List of Detainee Deaths since October 2003." The record was obtained by the Times via a FOIA request, part of an ongoing investigation of deaths in immigrant prisons.
According to the Times, 32 of the 92 deaths occurred at jails run by private companies, including "at least 18" at facilities run by the notorious Corrections Corporation of America, the largest private prison company in the country.