Imprisoning immigrants is big business

According to the makers if this 30-minute documentary, the detention of migrants has become a multi-billion dollar industry in which “immigrants are sold to the highest bidder and traded like mere products”.

Brave New Films says the Corrections Corporation of America, The Geo Group, and the Management and Training Corporation run more than 200 facilities across North America.

These facilities feature 150,000 bed spaces and rake in a total profit of close to five billion dollars a year.

Because these detention centres are paid based on the number of people held behind bars,  it is claimed there is little to no incentive to speed up the legal processes and let the detainees leave the facility.