As NPR's Carrie Johnson reports, victims of abuse inside those facilities say that would be a dangerous oversight. And first, a warning: Our story contains material that may not be appropriate for young listeners.
CARRIE JOHNSON, BYLINE: In 2009, immigration agents arrived at the workplace of a man who came to the U.S. on a visa designed for crewmembers working on a ship. He'd overstayed that visa and he was taken into federal custody to be deported to India. One night last year, he says, three inmates who were gang members showed up in his cell.
UNIDENTIFIED MAN: Ten o'clock, they just came to my bed after the count and, you know, started the assault. It was a pretty scary moment in my life, you know.