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How private prison companies influence immigration policy

Published in the journal Race and Social Problems, a first-of-its-kind study from UCR political scientist Loren Collingwood links the presence of an ICE-contracted private detention facility in a federal legislator’s district to that legislator’s co-sponsorship of punitive immigration bills.

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Published in the journal Race and Social Problems, a first-of-its-kind study from UCR political scientist Loren Collingwood links the presence of an ICE-contracted private detention facility in a federal legislator’s district to that legislator’s co-sponsorship of punitive immigration bills.

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Published in the journal Race and Social Problems, a first-of-its-kind study from UCR political scientist Loren Collingwood links the presence of an ICE-contracted private detention facility in a federal legislator’s district to that legislator’s co-sponsorship of punitive immigration bills.