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 Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the suit against the ban to be reconsidered.
The law, passed in October, 2019, prevents private detention-facility contracts from being signed, and prevents people from running any private detention facilities in the state, including facilities contracted by the federal government.
The GEO Group, which runs the Adelanto ICE Processing Center and Desert View Annex in Adelanto, sued California after the law was passed. The United States Federal Government, under President Donald Trump, joined the