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ICE to stop using Alabama jail, limit use of 3 others


U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Friday that the organization will no longer be using an Alabama jail to house detainees.

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas made a commitment to review detention facilities to determine whether they are humane, meet applicable standards and are a responsible use of funding.

ICE was using the Etowah County Jail in Gadsden before announcing it would now limit its use to centers in Florida, Louisiana and North Carolina.

Caroline Vincent is a digital producer for Alabama Public Radio.
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