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ACLU urges White House to reject attempt to keep San Diego private prison open using McFarland

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In this February 2020 file photo, a group of GEO supporters gathers outside a McFarland Planning Commission meeting.

The American Civil Liberties Union is asking the White House to block an effort by a private prison company from keeping a detention center in San Diego open through an agreement with the city of McFarland.

In a letter Tuesday to the White House Domestic Policy Council, three California-based chapters of the ACLU requested the Biden Administration take action to ensure the Western Region Detention Facility in downtown San Diego shuts down after its contract with the U.S. Marshals Service expires at the end of the month.

You can reach Sam Morgen at 661-395-7415. You may also follow him on Twitter @smorgenTBC.

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