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California bans for-profit prisons and immigrant detention centers

In its latest blow to the for-profit prison industry, California will become the first state to ban the use of private prisons under legislation signed Friday by Gov. Gavin Newsom. ... Read more»

Audit shows deep, worsening trauma for migrant children in custody

An inspector general’s report on the mental health of migrant children in federal detention found multiple shortcomings in how officials cared for children in custody last fall, with significant trauma and worsening mental health problems.... Read more»

Number of detained migrant children without U.S. sponsors spikes, federal official says

The Office of Refugee Resettlement's director told CBS News that thousands of unaccompanied migrant children could be held longer — some past their 18th birthdays — because they don't have U.S. sponsors.... Read more»

Lawmakers spar over family separations, detention center conditions

A House panel grilled administration officials Thursday over migrant family separations and conditions at border detention facilities, but the hearing produced more partisan sparks than answers. ... Read more»

Texas: Migrant children moved from Border Patrol facility after reports of unsafe conditions

Hundreds of children have been moved from the facility in Clint to another Border Patrol facility in El Paso.... Read more»

Republicans: Immigrant detention rules like 'recess'

House Judiciary subcommittee members grilled ICE officials Wednesday on new detention standards they said read “more like a hospitality guideline for illegal immigrants.”... Read more»

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