ATLANTA -- The American Civil Liberties Union says for-profit detention centers are making money off immigrants pain.
On Wednesday, the ACLU released a 182-page report outlining concerns it has about Georgia's four detention centers: Atlanta City in Atlanta, North Georgia in Gainesville, Irwin County in Ocilla and Stewart County in Lumpkin. Three of the detention centers are operated by private, for-profit companies.
The ACLU says it spent three years going through open records requests, made site visits and interviewed 68 detainees.
At the conclusion of the investigation, the ACLU says taxpayers shell out more than $5 million dollars a day to detain illegal immigrants, but are not getting their money's worth.
Three years ago, President Obama promised to make immigration detention more "civil."