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ICE Inmates Moved From Keys Jail To Krome On Mainland

The Krome detention center in Miami Dade, where ICE detainees held at the Monroe County Jail were transferred.

After nearly 23 years of housing immigration inmates for the federal government, the Monroe County detention center in Key West abruptly severed its contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, officials confirmed.

The move to quietly bus 48 detainees from the Monroe County detention center on Stock Island to the Krome detention center in Miami-Dade County in the middle of the night Friday was made after the sheriff’s office requested that all immigration inmates be picked up and transferred out.

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office officials decided to void the contract to protect its regular inmate population, three federal immigration sources told the Miami Herald.

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