First published on WhyIHateCCA
Following fresh on the heels of the announcement that the citizens of Crete, IL had successfully defeated a proposal from ICE and CCA to build a private prison there, Southwest Ranches and Pembroke Pines, FL residents got their own bit of great news: CCA isn’t going to build there either! After the mayor demanded an answer following months of back-and-forth, the company and ICE announced it was no longer pursuing the site. This is a huge victory for all residents of the area, especially those who fought so hard to keep their neighborhood from becoming another victim of the prison industrial complex. Congratulations to everyone involved!