‘Locked Up and Shipped Away’

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The number of inmates transferred to private prisons outside their home states decreased by about 3,000 between 2013 and 2015, but for-profit prisons continue to delay prison reform, according to a report published by the advocacy group Grassroots Leadership.

The January 2016 brief, entitled "Locked Up & Shipped Away: Interstate Prisoner Transfers and the Private Prison Industry," is an update to a November 2013 report which found more than 10,500 inmates from Vermont, California, Idaho, and Hawaii . . .

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