Thursday, December 24, 2009

Secret prisons? News to Maketa

Posted By on Thu, Dec 24, 2009 at 12:58 PM

Reports that The Nation soon will claim the Immigration and Customs Enforcement service is maintaining 186 secret prisons around the country — and up to five in Colorado — took El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa by surprise.

Maketa has housed ICE detainees for years under a contract so lucrative that he used money from it to build a jail annex to house minimum security inmates and create a 40-bed detox center.

Asked by e-mail what he thinks of The Nation's upcoming report, Maketa responds, "Wow, news to me, I'm not sure what this is all about."

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