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Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, An inmate at the Pima County Adult Detention Center prepares for transfer to federal custody. In 2009, jail officials turned over nearly 1,200 inmates to federal immigration officials.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, A group of inmates discharged from Pima County Adult Detention Center file into a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement vehicle. The inmates were transferred to an ICE facility where their immigration status would be determined and would face possible deportation.