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Private prisons are the public’s problem

Private prisons are the public's problem

Justice Lovin

March 8, 2017

On Feb. 23, Attorney General Jeff Sessions sent a memo to the Bureau of Prisons reversing the policy of former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates that would have phased out federal use of private prisons. Though relatively new—dating back only to August of last year—the policy represented a positive ch...