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The Houston site is one of eight CoreCivic prisons where the company houses undocumented immigrants under contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

A Mexican woman sued prison contractor CoreCivic on Wednesday, claiming a man in street clothes beat and raped her in its Houston detention center and she gave birth to his daughter after she was deported. Read more»

A flock of birds flies over the Eloy Detention Center in Arizona on April 10, 2020.

A private prison in Florence, Ariz., that houses more than 3,000 defendants awaiting court proceedings is grappling with an outbreak of COVID-19 in which at least 20 jail staff and detainees have tested positive. Read more»

The privately run Cibola County Correctional Center in Milan, New Mexico, has transferred 27 detainees with medical needs to other facilities in the West.

For more than two years, advocates for transgender people have alleged mistreatment of migrant detainees in New Mexico. Late last month, they say, their efforts partially paid off when ICE temporarily closed the facility and transferred 27 transgender women to other detention centers. Read more»