Federal immigration authorities have announced they will stop the placement of prisoners in Alabama jail with a history of problems and limit the use of three other detention centers.

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Service says the decisions announced Friday will reinforce Interior Minister Alejandro Mallorca’s commitment to review the detention facilities to determine whether they are humane, meet current standards and use funding responsibly.

ICE says it will stop using the Etovo County Jail in Gadsden, Alabama. The agency said it would also limit the use of the Glades County Detention Center in Moore Haven, Florida; the Winn Correctional Center in Winnfield, Louisiana; and the Alaman County Detention Center in Graham, North Carolina.

Director of Propaganda Detention Watch Network Setare Gandehara the statement said“The Etovo County Detention Center shows all that is wrong with the detention of immigration and why the detention system should be abolished.”

Gandehari said: “The administration can and should do more to completely abandon the use of immigration detention, continuing to terminate contracts, closing additional facilities and releasing people from prison.”

Ettava County Sheriff Jonathan Horton said the decision to refuse to send detainees to jail “was just a bomb”. Horton said he is working with a delegation from the Alabama Congress to learn more Gadsden Times reported.

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