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County jail profits from housing detained immigrants


FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A western Maryland county is turning a profit on its contract with the federal government to house detainees for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The Frederick News-Post reports ( ) that the county sheriff's office receives $83 per inmate per day to house immigration detainees at the county jail.

A county audit found that the cost of housing the inmates is anywhere from $21 to $53 per day, depending on how the costs are calculated.

Last year the county housed more than 300 different detainees under its agreement with ICE. Frederick Coun...

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