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For-Profit Detention Centers gets attention of state legislators

The Illinois House approved a ban on privately-funded civil detention centers before one could be built in central Illinois. The state had previously banned for-profit prisons, but not civil detention centers.

The bill passed with bipartisan support and now needs Senate consideration before it could be signed into law by the governor. A detention center was approved in Dwight by local officials.

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