Maricopa County Sheriff Runs Tent City Jail For Immigrant Prisoners

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Maricopa County Sheriff Runs Tent City Jail For Immigrant Prisoners

Undocumented immigrants "brunch" in the Maricopa County "Tent City Jail" on April 30, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona. Some 200 undocumented immigrants are currently serving time in the facility, and most will be deported to Mexico after serving their sentence. The controversial jail is run by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who has been an outspoken critic of illegal immigration and a supporter of Arizona's new tough immigration law. Prisoners at the facility are fed twice a day, sleep in non-airconditioned tents and are issued striped prison uniforms and pink underwear and socks.
(April 29, 2010 - Source: John Moore/Getty Images North America)
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