U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch Will Probe Private Prisoner Transport Industry | The Marshall Project
The Marshall Project
July 12, 2016

“U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch told lawmakers Tuesday her office would investigate apparent lapses in federal oversight of private prisoner transportation companies, the subject of a recent Marshall Project investigation that revealed a pattern of deaths and abuses in the industry.

“Under questioning by Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.), Lynch told the House Judiciary Committee that she was unfamiliar with the industry, which the Justice Department is tasked with monitoring under a 2000 law that has been enforced only once.”

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