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In an April 22, 2008 file photo, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials, Marc Moore, left, and Gary Mead, center, along with Corrections Corporation of America Administrator, Evelyn Hernandez, right, talk about a mural of flags as well as the table cloths and flowers added to the cafeteria at the T. Don Hutto Residential Center in Taylor, Texas, during a tour for the media. The U.S. is locking up more illegal immigrants than ever before, generating a lucrative business for the nation's largest prison companies.

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Immigrants prove big business for prison companies

ocking up illegal immigrants has grown profoundly lucrative for the private prisons industry, a reliable pot of revenue that helped keep some of the biggest companies in business.

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