New court date set for state’s lawsuit against Tacoma ICE detention facility

High-security inmates at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma. The red uniforms indicate that the detainee has been convicted of a violent crime. (Nicole Jennings/KIRO Radio)

A federal judge has set a new trial date for a lawsuit filed by the Washington Attorney General’s Office against a privately-run Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facility in Tacoma.

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The lawsuit dates back to a complaint filed against the private contractor running the prison in 2017, claiming that it had been “unjustly enriching itself” on the labor of detainees, and that detainees be paid

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