Insight With Beth Ruyak

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Reporter Unveils How Yuba County Revenue Is Tied To Detaining Immigrants In Local Jails

Lisa Pickoff-White / Courtesy
 

Lisa Pickoff-White / Courtesy

As Attorney General Jeff Sessions announces funding restrictions for sanctuary cities this week, counties across California find themselves in the midst of a heated immigration debate.

Yuba County is home to a public jail facility that houses detained immigrants just an hour north of Sacramento. Over nine months, KQED Reporters Julie Small and Lisa Pickoff-White explored the circumstances for the facility, the experience of one detainee with unique health concerns and the politics in Sacramento with far-reaching implications for the county. Reporter Julie Small shares the findings from her investigation.

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