Detention Facility Moratorium

P.A. 101-0020

Bans immigrant detention centers in the state of Illinois, halting the proposed federally run center in Dwight. The new law specifically prohibits state, county and local governments from entering any agreement or making any financial transactions with a private detention facility, with an exception for contracts with providers of ancillary services such as medical or food services. This makes Illinois the first state in the nation to ban private civil detention centers, after the state already banned private criminal detention centers.