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California Lawmakers Pass Bill To Ban Private Prisons

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California lawmakers passed a bill on Wednesday banning private prisons from operating in the state – a move which will likely also lead to the closure of four large immigration detention facilities that can hold up to a combined 18,000 people, according to The Guardian.

The move is a dramatic shift for California, which used to rely on private prisons to reduce overcrowding in state-run facilities.

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