The US Department of Justice has announced it will phase out corporate operation of federal prisons after A director General’s reports revealed ongoing abuse and failures of the system. This will not affect State penitentiaries or prisons run by other federal policies.
Recent reports reveal that California has built one university and 22 prisons in the last thirty years. Independent reports of widespread institutional abuse and increasing rates of recidivism point to a widespread failure of outsourcing punishment.
The Sentencing Project, an organization working for a fair prison system wrote that the decision, “signals a major milestone in the movement away from mass incarceration.”