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How detaining undocumented immigrants became a $10M cash cow for McHenry County

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:41 am
by Kiki
In the early 2000s, McHenry County’s population was booming — and officials needed a bigger jail. To save money, the county cut a deal: the federal government gave the county millions of dollars toward expanding the jail, and in return, the county agreed to detain undocumented immigrants for the next decade. ... detainees/