Political and Legislative

California Lawmakers Eye Nixing Contracts With For-Profit Prisons

Calling on California to sever ties with the private prison industry, a state lawmaker wants to nix contracts with for-profit prisons and ban the state’s public pension funds from ever investing in them again.

Responding to the federal government’s “cruel immigration policies,” Assemblyman Rob Bonta, D-Oakland, says he wants to make sure undocumented immigrants are not detained in any of the private prisons operating in California.

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