California Just Banned Private Prisons, Including ICE Detention Facilities
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California Just Banned Private Prisons, Including ICE Detention FacilitiesCalifornia Just Banned Private Prisons, Including ICE Detention Facilities

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Published: September 14, 2019  |  3 min read, 569 words
California just passed a bill banning all for-profit prisons and immigrant detention facilities in the state, — and some of these facilities could be gone as early as next year. Bill AB32, passed Wednesday and heading to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk for signing, would shut down priva...
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Surface Level
September 15, 2019
Fairly brief and superficial examination of the referenced issue. The source is credible but the piece itself is fairly one-sided and lacking context. The broader circumstances surrounding the matter are unaddressed. A nominally worthwhile read if the prospective reader has a few minutes to spare.
September 15, 2019
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Surface Level
September 14, 2019
I would have liked to have seen the article dive deeper into how private and public prisons relate in terms of cost. I would also liked to have seen more clarification on the new California legislation and what it means for the California prisons, both public and privately run. This was a pretty surface level story.
September 14, 2019
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Balanced
September 16, 2019
This feels like a bigger deal than the media is making it seem. This bill largely seemed to fly under the radar, even in California. This article is balanced on the issue largely stating (briefly) the history of the bill and that it was passed and awaits Newsom's signature, but does go into more detail about why people think private prisons should be banned. Here's the link to the bill/passing history if anyone wants to know more: https://www.billtrack50.com/BillDetail/996533.
September 16, 2019
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Balanced
September 15, 2019
I hope it is true... and spreads as our leaders went bad for a while and I hope they are realizing this now, but today I do not know if anything I see is real or fake so I will remember advice from a wise friend, believe nothing you hear and only half of what you see. I will follow my gut and try to spread peace no matter the situation. People seem to be more worried about taxes going higher than Human Rights which is saddening , the only thing people think is about money and their minds are closed to no other solutions? Here is an idea to stop both problems, end unnecessary mass incarceration from an oligarch government that enforces its imperialistic dictatorship with an authoritarian justice system. Timbs v. Indiana: Supreme Court on Policing for Profit - The Atlantic Mar 13, 2019
September 15, 2019
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Surface Level
September 14, 2019
This article is very limited in scope, and only presents one side of the discussion. Furthermore, it does not discuss the potential increased cost to tax payers by requiring the state to operate detention facilities.
September 14, 2019
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