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Elizabeth Detention Center Landlord Announces it will End CoreCivic Lease

CoreCivic has detained migrant immigrants for more than 20 years, but the detention center's landlord says it now "want[s] our values mirrored in our work."

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The landlord of the Elizabeth Detention Center in Elizabeth, New Jersey, said it is seeking to terminate the lease it holds with CoreCivic, a private prison company that runs the immigration detention center there. The company, Elberon Development Group, said it was seeking to “determine the earliest termination date.” CoreCivic has housed ICE detainees at that location for over two decades. “As supporters of many important educational, social service, and religious organizations in the community, we want our values mirrored in our work. We believe that each business has the right to determine its own path forward. We now have shared ours,” Elberon said. Bergen Record

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