Tuesday, March 7, 2023

ICE Contractor That Manages Alternatives to Detention Reported False Data to Government TRAC Report Shows

A new report from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University finds that BI, the company that runs ICE's Alternatives to Detention (ATD) program reported inaccurate data to the government for months in 2022.

Data obtained through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) show that the number of immigrants on GPS ankle monitors was inflated, possibly with financial consequences. The report states:

Misreporting involved more than the use of monitoring technologies. Substantial public funds may also be at stake. Comparing the supposedly “corrected” FY 2022 year-end report with the original version showed that ATD costs and presumably payments due the contractor also had substantially been inflated.

About 1 in 9 of the individuals BI had reported “monitoring” now showed up under the heading “no technology” with no charges due. Daily costs reported also dropped because use of GPS ankle monitors result in payments that were nearly 3 times higher per participant than use of SmartLINK. All in all, payments due BI were apparently inflated by 31 percent as a result of these reporting errors."

Read the rest of the report title "False Reporting by Contractor on Alternatives to Technology Activities" here: https://trac.syr.edu/reports/710/.

- Austin Kocher


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Per TRAC, the accusations of inaccurate information are directed at ICE, not BI (GEO's subsidiary). Try to put your agenda aside and report accurately. Until GEO (or BI) is directly named, you are showing your activism. You are not a reporter. You are an activist.

Posted by: Ringo | Mar 7, 2023 12:57:14 PM

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