Private ‘detention centers’ promote economic benefits, but what about social costs?
The original request for proposals for a 500-bed jail to hold undocumented immigrants has been upped to 1,000 beds.
In moves not previously revealed to the public, MTC, which brought immigration jail proposal to Evanston, is no longer interested, but CoreCivic is.
Local officials are backing an “immigration detention center” as just the thing to help Evanston’s economy despite cultural values to the contrary.
An amendment to a bill appropriating funds to local governments ignited criticism of the governor’s refusal to call a proposed immigration jail a prison.