Joliet No Longer in Running for Private Immigrant Detention Center

JOLIET, Ill. — The Corrections Corporation of American (CCA) announced Monday that it will no longer consider Joliet, Ill. as a potential host city for a new immigrant detention center. The Immigration and Enforcement Customs, which would contract CCA to operate the detention center, will continue its search for a Chicago-area site.

The decision comes at a time in which immigration reform is being debated upon and the local lawmakers expressed heavy opposition.

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Illinois Inmates Move to Temporary Housing

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois has been in the center of prison closures and has recently added more facilities to its list. Since news broke of Gov. Pat Quinn’s decision to close Tamms Correctional Center, the state’s only supermax prison, Illinois has been in a scramble to deal with the state’s other facilities as well as its increased inmate population.

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