Thursday, June 30, 2011

Global Detention Project: United States Detention Profile

The Global Detention Project begins its "United States Detention Profile" begins as follows: 

"The United States maintains the largest immigration detention infrastructure in the world, which by the end of fiscal year 2007 included 961 sites either directly owned by or under contract with the federal government, according to the Freedom of Information Act Office of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) (Pavlik-Kenan 2007). Data collected by the Global Detention Project show that no less than 363 detention sites were used during the period 2007-2009 (see Map of Detention Sites)."

Click the link above for additional information about immigration detention in the United States.  The Global Detention Project includes profiles for many other nations around the world.


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