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Season 12, Episode 32 of 99

The rapid expansion of ICE detention in Louisiana has provided a boost to economically depressed rural communities. Out of the more than 50,000 migrants detained in the United States by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, between 8,000 and 9,000 are now being held in prisons and local jails in Louisiana. The rapid expansion of ICE detention in Louisiana comes after the state enacted prison reforms in 2017 that led to a dramatic decrease in prisoners behind bars. Now those cells are being used by ICE detainees, an arrangement that has provided a boost to economically depressed rural communities while increasing profits for private companies. Special correspondent Joanne Elgart Jennings reports on the second of a two-part series on ICE detention in Louisiana.

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10/20/2019
6 p.m.
10/20/2019
7 p.m.
10/21/2019
4 a.m.
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