Private prison company to test U.S. house arrest program
Within the coming weeks, the Biden administration is launching a 120-day pilot program in Houston and Baltimore that will place migrants under house arrest as an alternative to immigration detention.
The program will have 100-200 single adults enrolled in each location. The so-called “home curfew” policy will cost $6-8 per day for each enrollee, whereas the immigration detention costs $142 a day.
The program is intended to help control the expected record highs this year of arrests at the U.S.-Mexico border.
The enrollees will be expected to remain home from 8 p.m. until 8 a.m., with exceptions for job schedules or special circumstances.