Sessions Restores Federal Use of Private Prisons

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A spokesman for Attorney General Jeff Sessions said his move will restore the federal flexibility to manage the federal inmate population based on capacity needs." The measure rescinds a DOJ decision last August to "substantially" reduce the use of private prisons, which then-Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates argued "do not save substantially on costs and ... do not maintain the same level of safety and security . . .

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