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One-Third Of 6,000 Prisoners Due For Release Are Undocumented Immigrants Facing Deportation

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Roughly a third of the 6,000 inmates due to be released from American prisons at the end of this month will reportedly be deported. After being freed as part of a Justice Department effort to control costs and stop overcrowding in prisons, about 2,000 foreign citizens will likely be turned over to immigration officials for processing, an anonymous staffer told CNN. The other two-thirds will have some sort of supervised release, such as moving into a halfway house.