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Hardline immigration policies have led to consequences that contradict their intentions, and trap people in a complex system with limited rights.

I’m Alexis Allen. I reported, wrote, recorded, and sound designed this podcast on Orange County immigration detention.

In Episode 1, Not Under Arrest, I look at the Orange County jails that house detainees, and one detainee in particular who got stuck inside.

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