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Old 10-23-2017, 08:27 PM
 
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Looks like they are looking at Fort Snelling as being a site.
Does anyone know when the jails get paid from the government where that money goes from the jail?

As Detentions Grow, ICE Looks for More Space in Minnesota | KSTP.com


Immigration and Customs Enforcement wants space for hundreds of additional jail cells, and is sending a request for information that identifies the four cities in which its looking to expand.

Those are Chicago, Detroit, Salt Lake City and St. Paul.

ICE is using six county jails across Minnesota to hold people without legal status. The Sherburne County Sheriff's website says most of its 697 jail cells are rented to the federal government.

Traditionally, three county jails that have contracted with ICE. That has since expanded to farther-reaching facilities like Grand Forks, Worthington, Willmar and places that have not traditionally held detainees.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement wants space for hundreds of additional jail cells, and is sending a request for information that identifies the four cities in which its looking to expand.

Those are Chicago, Detroit, Salt Lake City and St. Paul.




ICE is using six county jails across Minnesota to hold people without legal status. The Sherburne County Sheriff's website says most of its 697 jail cells are rented to the federal government.

Traditionally, three county jails that have contracted with ICE. That has since expanded to farther-reaching facilities like Grand Forks, Worthington, Willmar and places that have not traditionally held detainees.



ICE figures show agents detained 43 percent more people between January and September 2017 compared to the same period in 2016.

Immigration lawyer Kim Hunter said that increase is driving ICE's request for more jail cells.

"You're seeing in this community a two-front push," Hunter said. "One is to detain everyone who is encountered by immigration, regardless of criminal issues, or secondly, a large push to detain for longer periods."

She said, "the more beds you have, the longer you detain people, the more you fight back and appeal bond decisions, the longer people are in detention, and at some point they are more likely to give up and go home."

Ultimately, Hunter predicts there will be more Minnesota jails cashing in on lucrative ICE contracts because the federal government pays top dollar for jail space. Hunter said ICE could acquire the 200-600 beds in expanded county jails, its own federal prison or it could build more private prisons. It could even lobby to open closed prisons like the one in Appleton, Minnesota.
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