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Fla. City Ordered To Provide Water Service To Private Prison

Law360, Miami (April 12, 2017, 10:17 PM EDT) -- A Florida appeals court reversed itself Wednesday and on rehearing determined that the city of Pembroke Pines must provide water and sewer services to a property of private prison operator CoreCivic because it "affirmatively expressed its intention” to do so.

The 2-1 split decision from the Fourth District Court of Appeal replaced a unanimous affirmance in the city's favor issued last July and gave CoreCivic, previously known as Corrections Corporation of America, a key victory for its plans to build a 1,500-bed facility that is expected to be one of the largest immigration detention centers in the country.

But the dispute,...

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