Tacoma's Immigration Jail Contract Open for Re-Bid in July 2014

Tacoma's Immigration Jail Contract Open for Re-Bid in July 2014

"Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is looking for someone to provide secure accommodations for thousands of immigrants slated for deportation from the Northwest each year.  So how do you get involved in the exciting world of private prisons?  A good start would be to build and staff your own prison facility before the call for bids opens this summer.  You’ll need to work fast if you’re going to beat out The GEO Group, the Florida-based corrections giant that currently holds the contract for housing detainees at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma.  “The contract expires October 23,” said ICE Public Affairs Officer Andrew S. Munoz. “ICE anticipates posting the new contract solicitation on FBO.gov by the end of July 2014.”" - Lael Henterly, June 2, 2014.