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Private company submits plan for proposed Elkhart Co. immigration detention facility

Elkhart County proposed immigration detention facility //WSBT

New information was released on a proposed $100 million immigration detention facility in Elkhart County.

Our partners at the South Bend Tribune report private prison company CoreCivic submitted a detailed plan Monday to the county planning department.

The minimum-security facility along County Road 7 would be leased to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency.

It would have up to 1,200 beds and house detainees waiting for deportation after a hearing. Construction could start as soon as possible in the spring and open in 2020.

County Commissioners will weigh-in on the issue next month.

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