With Contra Costa ICE contract ending, activists push to release detainees

7/16/18 Now that the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office has ended its jail contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, activists who pressured officials to end the partnership are calling on them to release the 169 detainees at the West County Detention Facility before they’re transferred out of the region.
Civil rights activists from across the Bay Area (concerned that many detainees may be jailed in facilities far away from their families and lawyers) are calling on ICE to speed up their cases and to release eligible detainees on bond. But whether ICE will clear their cases seems unlikely.