Grassroots Leadership applauds the passage of Illinois SB 1064, which would prohibit the state from contracting “…with a private contractor or private vendor for the provision of services relating to the operation of a correctional or detention facility." The bill passed in 34-17 vote, and now goes to the Illinois House.
In 1990, the State of Illinois banned most privately run detention centers and prisons through its Moratorium Act, which passed with bipartisan support. The law has kept private prison giants like Corrections Corporation of America and the GEO Group out of the Land of Lincoln ever since.[node:read-more:link]