Thursday, March 29, 2012
IL Senate Seeks to Block CCA Facility
Just a quick update on the story in Crete, IL, where residents are resisting being force-fed a private immigration detention center to be run by CCA. The Senate just passed a bill that would block local governments and state agencies from contracting with private prisons, which would not only kill the detention center's prospects, but any hope for privatization within the state. So the bill is, in a nutshell, fantastic. Its prospects for passage though are murky at the moment, so be sure to keep an eye on the situation.