Detaining aliens is a complicated  business. Should only criminal aliens be detained? Should there be exceptions for those deemed not a danger to society? Should alines be housed in state prisons with other criminal prisoners? Should private companies be used to run the facilities? In American Gulag: Inside U.S. Immigration Prisons (University of California Press: $27.50, softcover), reported Mark Dow depicts an immigration prison system that has grown much too fast. Dow’s thesis is that this trend has led to a patterns of abuses.

Source: Immigration Law Today