Attorney General Sessions Reverses Phasing Out Of Private Prisons





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Sessions, in making the reversal official, advised that the Bureau of Prisons will “return to its previous approach to the use of private prisons.” Sessions went on to say that the previous memo “impaired” the government’s ability to meet the needs of the correctional system. Stock prices for private prison corporations noticeably jumped after news of the reversal went public.

The now defunct plan to phase out prisons had called for the reduction and ultimate elimination of for-profit, privately-run prisons. That memo, authored by then-Attorney General Sally Yates, asserted that for-profit prisons were not managed as well as their public counterparts and were quickly becoming unnecessary thanks to recent declines in the overall prison population.

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