The Justice Department Plans To Stop Using Private Prisons
The U.S. Department of Justice has instructed officials to decline or reduce contracts with those who operate private prisons.By Ben Lawson | August 18, 2016
The U.S. Department of Justice plans to stop using private prisons, according to a memo obtained by The Washington Post.
The move doesn't mean private prisons will be shut down immediately, but officials are instructed to either decline or significantly reduce their contracts when they come up for renewal.
The memo, issued by Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, said private prisons compare poorly to publicly operated ones and don't save substantially on costs.