Gavin Newsom Signs Bill Banning For-Profit Prisons, Immigration Detention Facilities


California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) signed a bill Friday that will prohibit for-profit prisons and immigration detention centers from operating inside the state.

“AB 32 will prevent the state from entering into or renewing contracts with for-profit prison companies after Jan. 1, 2020, and phase out such facilities by 2028,” according to the Los Angeles Times. “The bill earned final approval from the Assembly on Sept. 11 by a vote of 65-11, a day after it cleared the Senate.”

Assemblyman Rob Bonta (D-Alameda), who authored the bill, said Friday that the bill’s signing was a historic moment.

On Saturday, Newsom announced the ban on Twitter:

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