Will States Follow DOJ’s Private Prison Move? Some are Ahead of the Feds
The Washington Post
August 26, 2016

“Uncle Sam is an influential guy. When he speaks, states listen.

“If history is a guide, the Justice Department’s decision to phase out private prisons could have an impact well beyond federal Bureau of Prison facilities. Already, some states are ahead of the federal government in closing for-profit correctional locations. The move by the Justice Department could encourage more of that.”

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