In a new report out on Thursday, the Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council says the U.S. government will continue to use facilities run by private prison companies such as Corecivic Inc
The council specifically mentions private prisons in its recommendations of how the department should deal with immigration-related detention.
“Fiscal considerations, combined with the need for realistic capacity to handle sudden increases in detention, indicate that DHS’s use of private for-profit detention will continue,” the document reads.
The council also urged Congress to help the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency with oversight of these facilities.
“Congress should provide to ICE the additional monetary and personnel resources needed to provide for a more robust, effective and coordinated inspection regime, as well as the other improvements identified in this report.”
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton had pledged to eliminate the government’s use of private prisons, but President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign plan for “law and order” suggests there will be plenty
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