Rally at the State House

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On Thursday, Oct. 17,  a rally was held in the rotunda of the Rhode Island State House by Never Again Action, a group that has been protesting private prisons and the Wyatt Detention Center in Rhode Island.

The group was prepared to occupy the rotunda until they received a response to their demands, according to a Tuesday email from Aaron Regunberg. And during the rally, Regunberg announced that he'd received word that the governor will support legislation to ban private prisons in the state.

The group will continue to work toward its goals including closing Wyatt in Central Falls and releasing its ICE detainees.