Adelanto CA: GEO plans to build private prison for 2,200 immigrants
By Real Cost of Prisons Project (The Sentencing Project)
Private company plans illegal-immigrant prison in Adelanto
2,200-bed facility hinges on winning federal contract
September 21, 2009
NATASHA LINDSTROM Staff Writer
ADELANTO ? A private prison operator has plans to build a 2,200-bed detention center that holds illegal immigrants on 51 acres near two other local prisons.
City Council will decide on Wednesday whether to approve the GEO Group Inc.?s development plan and conditional use permit to construct a new correctional facility on the northeast corner of Raccoon Avenue and Rancho Road.
But the proposed facility also hinges on GEO Group winning a federal contract from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, according to Adelanto City Manager Jim Hart.
Earlier this year the Department of Homeland Security posted a notice saying it would be looking for contractors to construct a possible detention center that can hold up to 2,200 illegal immigrants and others suspected of violating immigration laws...continue to full post
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