Eunice Cho Reports on the Expansion of Immigration Detention and Private Prison Corporations

Eunice Cho (’10), Senior Staff Attorney at the ACLU National Prison Project, authored an article for ACLU News & Commentary examining the increasing use of private prison companies in the immigration detention system under the Biden administration (“Unchecked Growth: Private Prison Corporations and Immigration Detention, Three Years into the Biden Administration,” Aug. 7). “In July, more than 90 percent of the average 30,000 people held daily in ICE detention were housed in private facilities. . . . The Biden administration can reverse course on immigration detention. It should dramatically reduce the number of people in ICE detention, invest in alternatives to detention, and stop allowing private prison companies from profiting by the billions of dollars each year off the suffering of immigrants in detention.”