The bill would require judges to use discriminatory “risk assessment” tools to predict future criminality, with no possibility for appeal.
The U.S. Supreme Court rules immigrants with criminal records from years before can be detained pending deportation hearings.
California Governor Gavin Newsom has paused the use of the death penalty for the rest of his tenure.
A 2014 lawsuit filed against GEO Group, one of the largest private prison contractors, alleges that as many as 60,000 immigrants detained by ICE were forced to work for $1 a day or no money at all, under threat of solitary confinement — a violation of federal anti-slavery laws. In March, the lawsuit reached a historic class action status.
With Trump’s plan to expand the use of private federal prisons, and his executive order to increase the number of immigration officers and escalate deportation enforcement raids nationwide, those private prisons are guaranteed a constant, plentiful supply of ICE detainees to occupy their cells — and even more so, to profit immensely from their barely paid, compulsory labor.