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Prison Co. Says Fla. City Can't Deny Water Hookup To Site

Law360, Miami (March 15, 2016, 8:25 PM EDT) -- Prison operator Corrections Corporation of America asked a Florida appeals court Tuesday to reverse an order finding the City of Pembroke Pines has no duty to provide water and sewage hookups to a planned 1,500-bed facility that is expected to be one of the largest immigration detention centers in the country.

In a hearing before Florida's Fourth District Court of Appeal, Berger Singerman LLP's Leonard Samuels told the court that Pembroke Pines has no utility-related reason to deny service to his client's site, particularly when the city provides water and sewage service to each of the surrounding properties: a landfill, an...

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