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ICE Insider

ICE Insider is a Muckrock project lookin' to break news on the immigration beat with a particular focus on the Enforcement and Removals division of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

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After a banner year under Trump, local scrutiny of private prisons is as important as ever

After a banner year under Trump, local scrutiny of private prisons is as important as ever

The administration’s attitude has helped to make the last year one of the most promising for the private prison industry, but local initiatives continue to combat its expansion at home.

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Three states have banned private prisons. Is yours one of them?

Three states have banned private prisons. Is yours one of them?

Many states have already paved a way for a private prison presence, even if not all of them use it. Check out our map to see if you live someplace that could allow them right now.

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Don't call it a comeback: Sessions rescinds Justice Department phase out of private prisons

Don’t call it a comeback: Sessions rescinds Justice Department phase out of private prisons

Mere months after the Department of Justice announced that it would be “phasing out” its use of private prisons, newly-confirmed Attorney General Jeff Sessions has reversed course on the department’s intentions.

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This is why private prisons shouldn't control access to their records

This is why private prisons shouldn’t control access to their records

After two years and charging a rate of dollar a page, private prison giant CCA responds to request for grievance logs from a New Mexico private prison with 78 pages of big black boxes.

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With Trump, the private prison industry is stronger than ever

With Trump, the private prison industry is stronger than ever

Just three months ago, private prisons were feeling the sting of a Justice Department report that became ammunition for a phase-out. But the renewed feeling of a Reagan-era, privatization redux is good news for a sector now poised for a new uncertain reign of law and order.

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