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Fri Oct 11, 2019, 11:27 PM

California to end its use of private, for-profit prisons

Source: Associated Press

by: DON THOMPSON and AMY TAXIN, Associated Press


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will ban the use of for-profit, private detention facilities, including those under contract to the federal government to hold immigrants awaiting deportation hearings, under a bill that Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday that he had signed.

The Democratic governor said the measure helps fulfill a promise he made to end private prison use, which he said contributes to over-incarceration and does “not reflect our values.”

The state’s prison system was already phasing them out, despite having to comply with an inmate population cap imposed by federal judges.

Immigrant advocates have praised the bill authored by Democratic Assemblyman Rob Bonta, which they said would put an end to almost all immigration detention in California in the next year.

Read more: https://www.koin.com/news/national/california-to-end-its-use-of-private-for-profit-prisons/

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Reply California to end its use of private, for-profit prisons (Original post)
swag Oct 11 OP
BigmanPigman Oct 11 #1
ffr Oct 12 #5
densan Oct 12 #2
dchill Oct 12 #3
Hekate Oct 12 #4
pnwmom Oct 12 #6
Judi Lynn Oct 12 #7
Evolve Dammit Oct 12 #8
dalton99a Oct 12 #9

Response to swag (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 11:56 PM

1. Man, Newsom is on a roll lately!

Nailing high rent, greedy PG&E and now this all in one week!

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 12, 2019, 01:23 AM

5. +1

Now if something could be done to prevent an electric company with aging infrastructure from shutting power off to one of the largest economies in the world, that would be great.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Sat Oct 12, 2019, 12:21 AM

2. Damn Right!

California - 5th or 6th in global economy depending on your source.
As opposed to all the "red" federal welfare states.
First in environmental issues and social justice...

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Response to swag (Original post)

Sat Oct 12, 2019, 01:02 AM

3. Yes! All others must follow.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Sat Oct 12, 2019, 01:06 AM

4. Thank all the gods for this. For-profit privately-run prisons are an obscene abuse of power.

Now I just pray the orange monster doesn't find a way to eff it up in his war against California.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 12, 2019, 01:58 AM

6. I totally agree. All they do is create an INCENTIVE for not reducing crime.

What a terrible thing to promote.

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Sat Oct 12, 2019, 04:45 AM

7. California bans private prisons and immigrant detention centres


12 October 2019 - 09:49
BY AFP

California on Friday banned private prisons and immigrant detention centres under a bill signed by the liberal state's governor.

The measure stipulates that beginning next year, the state's Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is prohibited from entering into or renewing a contract with a private, for-profit prison to incarcerate people.

The bill also calls for such facilities to be phased out by 2028.

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California lawmaker Rob Bonta, who authored the bill, described the signing as "a truly historic moment for California."

"By ending the use of for-profit, private prisons and detention facilities, we are sending a powerful message that we vehemently oppose the practice of profiteering off the backs of Californians in custody, that we will stand up for the health, safety and welfare of our people, and that we are committed to humane treatment for all," he told a news conference.

More:
https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/world/2019-10-12-california-bans-private-prisons-and-immigrant-detention-centres/

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Response to swag (Original post)

Sat Oct 12, 2019, 11:49 AM

8. So overdue. Thank you California for taking the profit out of incarceration.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Sat Oct 12, 2019, 12:37 PM

9. Kick

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