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Plan to Build More Family Detention Centers Would Cost Billions Read Newsmax: Plan to Build More Detention Centers Would Cost Billions

Cheaper options other than detention actually exist and have been proven successful. One pilot project, called the Family Case Management Program, had a compliance rate on court appearances of 99 percent, according to a Women’s Refugee Commission study.

Running that program cost ICE only $36 a day per family ― 10 times less than locking up a single individual in family detention, but the Trump administration cancelled it last year.