County Jail Revises ICE Policy In Settlement With Detainee

Law360 (February 11, 2019, 9:38 PM EST) -- Yakima County, Washington, will no longer hold inmates who are eligible for release in prolonged detention in order to transfer them to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody under a settlement agreement with a former detainee.

The county agreed Wednesday to refrain from publishing immigration warrants on its online public jail roster, which prevents inmates from posting bail, unless the inmates were originally detained by ICE or were transferred to ICE custody upon release under the appropriate procedures. Furthermore, the county vowed not to prolong the detention of those who are eligible for release on state criminal charges in order to transfer...

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