70 Million: Undocumented immigrants are tethered to ICE, and private companies (Encore)

A handful of companies are making millions off of ankle monitors strapped to undocumented immigrants in ICE custody. The makers pitch the monitors as an alternative to being jailed, but are they simply another form of bondage? Reporter Ryan Katz looks at what life is life while wearing one of these monitors. He untangles the complicated web of ICE, immigration bail agent companies, and the attorneys fighting them.


Floricel Liborio Ramos; Armando Sandoval; Mayela Sandoval; Denise Gillman, director of immigration clinic at University of Texas Law School.


70 Million is made possible by a grant from the Safety and Justice Challenge at
the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

The 70 Million podcast is a production of Lantigua Williams & Co.

Editor: Jen Chien
Audio Engineer: Luis Gil
Associate Producer: Oluwakemi Aladesuyi
Marketing specialist: Kate Krosschell
Resource Guide Writer: Amy Alexander
70 Million creator and executive producer: Juleyka Lantigua-Williams
70 Million host: Mitzi Miller

70 Million reporter, episode 7: Ryan Katz

Making Contact staff

Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
Staff Producers: Anita Johnson, Monica Lopez, Salima Hamirani
Host: Monica Lopez
Audience Engagement Manager: Sabine Blaizin
Outreach and Distribution Assistant: Dylan Heuer

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