The U.S. Government is Already Quietly Backing Out of its Promise to Phase Out Private Prisons
November 27, 2016

“Last week, CoreCivic (CCA), one of the country’s two largest prison operators, announced that the BOP had renewed its contract for two years to run the McRae Correctional Facility in Georgia. According to the company, the new agreement was barely changed, with only an 8% reduction in inmate beds. This despite an August memo from the deputy attorney general Sally Yates that stated that the Department of Justice, which oversees BOP, would either nix the contracts, or ‘substantially’ reduce them when they came up for renewal.”

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