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California Passes Bill Banning Some ICE Detention Centers, Private Prisons

by Paul Goldberg

The Hill reports the California state Legislature has passed a bill that would ban the use of private prisons and some detention centers operated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in the state.

Lawmakers in the California State Assembly passed Assembly Bill 32 in a 65-11 vote on Wednesday, a day after the state Senate voted overwhelmingly to approve the measure.

The bill, authored by Assembly member Rob Bonta (D), seeks to bar the state’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation from entering into or renewing a contract with a private prison starting in 2020. The legislation also seeks to bar the state from housing inmates in private, for-profit prison facilities after Jan. 1, 2028.

It would also bar California from sending prisoners to for-profit facilities outside of the state.

However, under an exception recently added to the bill, the department would be allowed to renew or extended a contract to house state prison inmates “in order to comply with any court-ordered population cap.”

Bonta said that he added the exception to increase the bill’s chances of getting green-lighted by Gov. Gavin Newsom (D), according to The San Francisco Chronicle.


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Freeland_Dave September 14, 2019 - 16:29

ICE facilities are Federal and outside the jurisdiction of the State of CA.

The best prisons in CA are private, for-profit, prison and have the best facilities and less recidivism of prisoners than any of the state run prisons. So it makes total sense for the Leftist run State of Calefornia, to make this move.

Recently a 59 year-old man, who has the mentality of a 7 year-old and who had been picked up off the streets, homeless, under a drug charge and who had been diagnosed with terminal Esophageal Cancer, was declared, after 13 years of being held in a State Medical/Mental Correctional Institution, ‘totally cured’ and capable of fending for himself and was released onto the streets of Sacramento.

This is the Leftist Democratic solution that Gavin Newsome has enacted to reduce the prison population of the state in order to provide funding for illegal aliens, their sanctuary and illegal voter support at the expense of the citizens of our own nation. The controlling political party of CA could care less about the well being of it’s legal citizens as they buy votes from illegals so they can remain in power.


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