Justice Department Says it Will End Use of Private Prisons

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According to The Washington Post, the decision comes on the heels of the release of the Justice Department’s released  of a report which concluding "that privately operated facilities incurred more safety and security incidents than those run by the federal Bureau of Prisons."

“This is a huge deal. It is historic and groundbreaking,” said David Fathi, director of the ACLU National Prison Project. “For the last 35 years, the use of private prisons in this country has crept ever upward, and this is a startling and major reversal of that trend, and one that we hope will be followed by others.”

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