Hillary Clinton's Claim On Ending Private Prisons Isn't Totally True
Actually, many are staying open.By Jamal Andress | September 27, 2016
"I'm glad that we're ending private prisons in the federal system," Hillary Clinton said.
Well, not the entire federal system. While the Justice Department's Federal Bureau of Prisons is required to ultimately eliminate its use of private prisons, the Department of Homeland Security, or DHS, has no such requirement.
The DHS has brought in thousands of people and millions of dollars to private prison companies by holding immigrants who are waiting to be deported.