This month, the criminal justice blogosphere was abuzz with attempts to process the latest bit of good news dropped into the national conversation around mass incarceration. On August 18, the Department of Justice announced it will end the federal Bureau of Prison’s (BOP) 14 contracts with private/for-profit prison providers, citing its own August, 2016 investigation into the safety and security of these contract facilities.
The report was, to put . . .
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