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October 25, 2018

ICE and economic development in rural Louisiana

Tucked away near the sleepy town of Jena in central Louisiana is a former juvenile prison that now serves as a privately operated detention center, where 1,200 immigrants spend their days under lock and key while waiting to find out if they can stay in the United States or face deportation.

Number of the Day

634,000  - The number of adults in Louisiana who have a mental illness, nearly 1 in 5 adults in the state.  (Source: Mental Health America via Times Picayune)