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US to Phase out Federal Use of Privately Operated Prisons

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Deputy U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Thursday, 18 Aug 2016 12:05 PM

The U.S. Justice Department plans to end its use of privately operated prisons, saying they are less safe and less effective than government-run facilities, The Washington Post said on Thursday, citing a department memo.

Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates announced the decision in a memo saying Justice officials should phase out the use of such private prisons by letting contracts expire or by scaling them back, according to the Post.

 

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The U.S. Justice Department plans to end its use of privately operated prisons, saying they are less safe and less effective than government-run facilities, The Washington Post said Thursday.
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