Biden Ended Contracts with Private Prisons. So One May Turn to House Immigrants
Enlarge this image The main gate of the privately-run Leavenworth Detention Center in a 2016 file photo. At the time, the prison's operator was known as the Corrections Corporation of America but has since been renamed CoreCivic. Legal advocates are hoping the facility shuts down when its federal contract ends at the end of the 2021. Orlin Wagner/AP Orlin Wagner/AP People locked up in the Leavenworth Detention Center have been reaching out for help nearly every day. The for-profit facility, which houses federal prisoners awaiting trial or sentencing, has been on 24-hour lockdown since a person died there last month.