Map: The U.S. Immigration Detention Boom

October 18, 2011, 7:54 pm ET by Gretchen Gavett t’s the fastest-growing incarceration system in the United States: 3 million immigrants have been held in detention facilities across the country during the past decade. Each red dot on the map below represents an immigration detention facility and is sized by average number of inmates held daily. Roll over each dot for details; to view changes over time, slide the red triangle or click the play button. See it here: Map: The U.S. Immigration Detention Boom A detention facility can consist of anything from a massive, privately run center to a few beds … Continue reading Map: The U.S. Immigration Detention Boom