“Joliet detention-center talks include private prison firm” @ WBEZ

Posted on October 29, 2012

Chip Mitchell — October 26, 2012: “A top Joliet official says his talks exploring possibilities for an immigrant detention center in the city have included the nation’s largest private prison operator.

City Manager Thomas Thanas told WBEZ he had engaged in a “preliminary conversation” with officials of Nashville-based Corrections Corporation of America to see “whether Joliet might be a suitable site” for a facility that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement wants in the Chicago area…………..”

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