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Justice Department Says it Will End Use of Private Prisons

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By Matt Zapotosky, The Washington Post (republished with special permission) The Justice Department plans to end its use of private prisons after officials¬†concluded the facilities are both less safe and less effective at providing correctional services than those run by the government. Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates announced the decision on Thursday in a memo …

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