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An adult immigrant from El Salvador who entered the country illegally wears an ankle monitor July 27 at a shelter in San Antonio. Lawyers representing immigrant mothers held in a South Texas detention center say the women have been denied counsel and coerced into accepting ankle-monitoring bracelets as a condition of release, even after judges made clear that paying their bonds would suffice. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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As Asylum Seekers Swap Prison Beds For Ankle Bracelets, Same Firm Profits

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Brian Hopson, assistant superintendent at Alameda County Juvenile Hall, stands in one of its many empty units. The 360-bed facility was full when it opened eight years ago, but is now at half capacity. Brett Myers/Youth Radio hide caption

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Meant To Keep Youths Out Of Detention, Probation Often Leads Them There

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