- Associated Press - Monday, April 27, 2015

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - The Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma will remain operating after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the GEO Group Inc. signed a temporary contact.

The Tacoma News Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1HNRITH ) that the short-term pact was signed Thursday and will extend through May 31. GEO has owned the Detention Center on the Tideflats since 2005 but their most recent contract was put up for bid in December.

The long-term contract is expected to be for 10 years and GEO is expected to win it. Giving the contract to another company would require hundreds of people currently housed in the 1,575-bed facility to be moved to other locations.

In 2009, GEO was guaranteed $100.65 a day for each of the more than 1,000 detainees promised daily.

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Information from: The News Tribune, https://www.thenewstribune.com

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