San Diego judge upholds state ban on private immigration detention centers

SAN DIEGO — A San Diego federal judge largely upheld California’s law banning private prisons in a ruling late Thursday, acknowledging that the state has the authority to ensure the health and welfare of federal detainees within its borders.Under the ruling, at least four immigration detention centers with the capacity to house approximately 5,000 people would be phased out over the coming years.However, the ruling carved out an exception when it comes to privately-operated facilities that house pretrial inmates charged with federal crimes who are in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service. U…

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