In mid-August the Department of Justice announced it was ending the federal government's relationship with private prisons including Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) which has run the Cibola County Correctional Facility in Milan, New Mexico.

KSFR has reported on this issue extensively, including the fact that the prison closure would create 256 layoffs in Grants county where the unemployment rate is nine percent. Today, Ellen Berkovitch speaks to Marcela Diaz of Somos Un Pueblo Unido about explicitly whom this facility in Milan has imprisoned, and Santa Fe's role in having avoided becoming home to this private prison in 1999.

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