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ICE NOLA detention centers costs taxpayers an extra $8 million a month

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Posted at 5:52 AM, Apr 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-26 06:52:11-04

A controversial funding mechanism that compels the federal government to pay private prison firms a minimum for beds that may not be filled in NOLA ICE detention centers is costing an extra $8 million every month to U.S. taxpayers, data reviewed by The Advocate show.

The data is based on the average population detained during fiscal year 2022 in seven detention facilities under the supervision of the ICE Field Office in New Orleans.

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