Sessions Restores Federal Use of Private Prisons

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Justice Department's decision to "substantially reduce" its use of private prisons, Politico reports. A memo from former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates last summer "changed long-standing policy and practice, and impaired the [federal prison] bureau’s ability to meet the future needs of the federal correctional system,” Sessions said. Yates had said that "private . . .

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