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California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill on Friday that would eliminate private, for-profit prisons, including those used for immigration detention, by 2028.
Starting on Jan. 2020, the state’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation won’t be able to enter into or renew a contract with a private, for-profit prison to incarcerate people.
The article goes on to state the following:
Operating a private immigration detention facility and incarcerating people in for-profit prisons will be prohibited after Jan. 2028, according to the newly signed law.
Newsom stated, “During my inaugural address, I vowed to end private prisons, because they contribute to over-incarceration, including those that incarcerate California inmates and those that detain immigrants and asylum seekers. These for-profit prisons do not reflect our values.”
“CA is officially banning the use of private, for-profit prisons and immigration detention facilities. The multi-billion dollar industry turning a profit off of incarcerated people must come to an end. No more in California,” he added in a Twitter post.
CA is officially banning the use of private, for-profit prisons and immigration detention facilities.
The multi-billion dollar industry turning a profit off of incarcerated people must come to an end.
No more in California.https://t.co/gQwvzZlkCb
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) October 12, 2019
Twitter users noted this is a blow to ICE, and will likely force them to move immigrant detainees out of state.
Big blow to ICE:
Gov. Gavin Newsom just signed a bill phasing out “use of all private, for-profit prisons, including both prisons and immigration detention facilities, in California.”
What does that mean? ICE is likely to move immigrant detainees in the state to other areas. pic.twitter.com/50xHcn9182
— Hamed Aleaziz (@Haleaziz) October 11, 2019
History made! Thx @GavinNewsom for signing my #AB32 to make CA the 1st state to ban for-profit, private prisons AND civil detention facilities! We say NO to Wall Street corps treating people as commodities & NO to profiteering on the backs of Californians! https://t.co/Jj2LgybDMl pic.twitter.com/0HisGh3SCf
— Rob Bonta (@RobBontaCA) October 11, 2019
California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill that would eliminate private, for-profit prisons, including those used for immigration detention, by 2028. https://t.co/QOUOUhQB9e
— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 12, 2019
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