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Review of the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ Monitoring of Contract Prisons

Categories: Crime/Justice,Headlines,Laws/Regulations

Review of privately operated prisons which found that such so-called “contract prisons” had more safety and security incidents per capita than prisons operated by the federal government. Also found fault with the monitoring of contract prisons as to medical and correctional services by the Bureau of Prisons.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the Bureau of Prisons.


Reducing Our Use of Private Prisons: Memorandum for the Acting Director, Federal Bureau of Prisons

Categories: Crime/Justice,Headlines

Announces policy shift whereby federal prisoners will no longer be sent to privately operated prisons.  By 2013, 15% of federal prisoners were housed in such institutions which, according to recent government audits, do not provide the same level of correctional services and resources or the same level of safety and security as federally-run prisons. From the Justice Department