Last updated on: 12/2/2019 7:19:12 AM PST
Should the Use of Private Prisons Continue?
Private (or for-profit) prisons housed 121,718 people in 2017, about 8.2% of the total federal and state prison population. Since 2000, the number of people in prison overall increased 7.8%, while the number of people in private prisons increased 39.3%. In 2017, 73% of the detained immigrant population was being held in private prisons.
Source: Sentencing Project, "Private Prisons in the United States," sentencingproject.com, Oct. 24, 2019
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