California Ending Use of For-Profit Private Prisons
Governor Gavin Newsom, for all his faults, signed a great bill yesterday ending California's use of for-profit, private prisons.
For (true) Progressives and left types out there, this is a huge win that we just don't see enough of. This includes the use of federal private prisons (California is basically making private prisons illegal in the state), and so includes some privately run ICE prisons in the state--although lawsuits are in the works already that say California can't tell the federal government what to do.
This also includes a stipulation that the state and local authorities cannot send inmates to private prisons outside of the state. So, it is pretty well rounded as a new law.
For context, Illinois has already passed a similar law. New Mexico and Minnesota have similar bills routing in their legislatures.
Just thought I'd share something positive going on that we can celebrate today! This is also an indication that Gov. Newsom isn't the complete corporatist he is sometimes feared to be.