California Governor signs bill to ban private prisons and immigrant detention facilities
California governor Gavin Newsom has signed AB 32, a bill banning private prisons and immigrant detention facilities from operating in California by 2028.
AB 32 was pushed through by Assemblymember Rob Bonta, who represents the 18th Assembly District, encompasses the central East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area.
History made! Thx @GavinNewsom for signing my #AB32 to make CA the 1st state to ban for-profit, private prisons AND civil detention facilities! We say NO to Wall Street corps treating people as commodities & NO to profiteering on the backs of Californians! https://t.co/Jj2LgybDMl pic.twitter.com/0HisGh3SCf
— Rob Bonta (@RobBontaCA) October 11, 2019
Bonta earned his B.A. in history from Yale College and his J.D. from Yale Law School.
With the governor’s signature, the bill has become official state law.
California has approximately 1,600 inmates in privately run lockups.