California’s private prison ban is in jeopardy again.
The owner of Adelanto’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement-contracted detention facilities won a second day in court after the Ninth Court of Appeals ordered the case against the ban to be reconsidered.
The law, passed in October, 2019, bans most private detention facilities in California, including facilities contracted by the federal government.
The GEO Group, which runs the Adelanto ICE Processing Center and Desert View Annex, challenged the case with the federal government, but the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California sided with the ban Oct. 8.
The two Adelanto facilities have held 329 individuals since