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Donald Trump Has Been Very Good for Publicly Listed Prison Owners

The Trump administration’s hard-line stance on illegal immigration and deportation has been good business for prison owners. A surge in illegal border crossings and arrests from raids has stressed government-run incarceration systems. In the 2018 fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, 396,448 people were booked into an ICE detention facility, up 22.5% from a year earlier, according to the Department of Homeland Security.