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California must wait for federal decision on private prisons

California lawmakers will have to wait until next year to curb the use of private prisons to hold thousands of immigrants awaiting federal deportation hearings. About 3,700 immigrants under federal detention orders are being held in corporate-owned prisons under contracts with four California cities: [...] he noted that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security had also expressed concern and was scheduled to issue recommendations in November on whether the government should continue housing immigration detainees in private prisons.
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