It’s time to end secrecy around private prisons
June 15, 2017

“Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently announced new guidelines that will result in a significant increase in the prison population, directing federal prosecutors to seek the toughest penalties possible for nonviolent defendants. Those prisoners will have to be incarcerated somewhere, which is perhaps the reason for the attorney general’s February memo reversing an Obama-era directive to phase out the Justice Department’s use of private prisons.”

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