On Wednesday, California lawmakers passed a bill banning all private detention facilities. The bill still needs to be signed by the governor, but is expected to become law. The legislation forbids the California government from “entering into or renewing a contract with a private, for-profit prison to incarcerate state inmates” with an exception if prison populations reach a court-ordered cap. In July, the bill was specifically rewritten to apply to ICE facilities as well as prisons. If signed, the pending legislation will go into effect in January 2020.

– Weekly Immigration Briefing by Olivia Hester, Immigration Law Analyst at Docketwise

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