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United States Immigration Detention

The United States has the largest immigration detention regime in the world, which counts on dozens of specialised detention facilities as well as hundreds of prisons and jails, some some of which confine immigration detainees alongside hardened criminals. Other notable aspects of U.S. detention polices and practices are its increasing use of family detention, its efforts to fund detention efforts in other countries, its mandatory detention provisions, and the widespread use of private contractors to manage detention facilities. 

United States Quick Facts

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