It is a business, complete with an address and posted hours of operation like any other. It even has reviews (“They do not answer phone calls for emergencies. Family member in there and we haven’t heard from her, the money we placed in her account has not reached her”) on Google Maps, averaging around two stars. But it does not sell products or offer services to customers; it locks them up.
I wish I could say that I was even remotely surprised by reports that emerged on Monday of horrifying abuses at a privately run Immigration and Customs Enforcement “detention center” in Georgia.