Contra Costa Co. Sheriff cancels jail contract with ICE

Over the past several weeks, demonstrators have held loud protests in front of the West County facility.

"It's a victory in the sense that these contracts are going to end," said Richmond Vice-Mayor Melvin Willis, who has also been active in the protests. "But a justifiable closure is making sure that the families, the folks that are being detained by ICE aren't just going to be transferred somewhere else like Arizona or Colorado."

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