Feds Should Address the ‘Scourge’ of Private Prisons

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The federal government should create a federal agency to oversee the administration of private prisons and give inmates in these prisons limited constitutional protections, in addition to taking legislative steps to end the War on Drugs, according to a paper forthcoming in the Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy.

While the authors of the proposal, entitled “Private Prisons and the Marketplace for Crime,” recommend eliminating private prisons altogether, they concede that “outright elimination” is currently unlikely.

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