Joliet will not be new home for Immigration Detention Center

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City of Joliet no longer in running for Immigration Detention Center

The city of Joliet found out on Monday evening that if the Chicago land area will be host to a new immigration detention center, it will not be in their city.

CCA apparently responded to the feedback given by the residents of Joliet, recognizing that a for-profit prison is not a good fit for our community,” newly elected City Councilman Jim McFarland said in a statement. “As a city, we can now start to focus on issues that directly affect the public good, such as the need to create sustainable high-paying jobs and confront crime in our neighborhoods.”

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