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GEO plans likely appeal of McFarland Planning Commission's vote rejecting immigrant detention centers

A private prison company has indicated it plans to appeal a decision by the McFarland Planning Commission to reject permit applications that would have allowed two state prisons to be converted into immigrant detention centers.

GEO Group Inc., which operates the Mesa Verde ICE Processing Center in Bakersfield, had planned to turn the Golden State Modified Community Correctional Facility and the Central Valley Modified Community Correctional Facility into annexes of its Bakersfield location. However, those plans were at least temporarily thwarted on Tuesday during a Planning Commission meeting.

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

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