The Justice Department Will End All Federal Private Prisons, Following a ‘Nation’ Investigation


By Seth Freed Wessler—The Nation—August 18, 2016—

In an historic rebuke of the private prison industry, the Department of Justice today announced plans to eliminate the use of private prisons to incarcerate federal inmates. The announcement follows the release of a critical inspector general’s report and an investigative series published in The Nation, in partnership with the Investigative Fund and Reveal News. We uncovered more than two dozen questionable deaths and widespread medical negligence in the federal facilities that will now begin a process of closure …