Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates: End Private Prisons

Justice Department Announces It Will Begin Phasing Out Private Prisons In the United States


Justice Department Memo announcing announcing the end of its use of private prisons

Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates instructed officials in a memo Thursday to either decline to renew the contracts for private prison operators when they expire or “substantially reduce” the contracts’ scope. The goal, Yates wrote, is “reducing — and ultimately ending — our use of privately operated prisons.”