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By Aamer Madhani, Associated Press
Our February pick for the PBS NewsHour-New York Times book club is Shane Bauer’s “American Prison.”…
By Courtney Vinopal
Lawyers for Yazmin Juárez are demanding $40 million from CoreCivic in the complaint filed in federal court in San Antonio. It's the third legal claim they have filed related to the death of Yazmin's daughter, Mariee, in May last year.
By Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press
On this edition for Saturday, June 24, President Trump signs a new law meant to improve accountability at the Veterans Administration, and some communities are creating their own school districts. Later, a look at concerns over understaffing and overcrowding at…
By PBS NewsHour
The Obama administration last year announced it would phase out privately-run prisons, citing little benefits to public safety and higher rates of assault and violence on the inside. The Trump administration reversed that decision while pointing to potential increases in…
By Ivette Feliciano, Zachary Green, Sam Weber
By Eric Tucker, Associated Press
The federal prison population is on the decline, but a new attorney general who talks tough on drugs and crime seems poised to usher in a reversal of that trend.
Jeff Sessions says a plan to phase out privately run facilities "impaired the Bureau's ability to meet the future needs of the federal correctional system."…
By Rebecca Boone, Associated Press
President-elect Donald Trump's stance on immigration could mean big money for the private prison industry.
Twelve percent of inmates serving sentences for federal crimes in the U.S. are located in private prisons. This week, the Justice Department announced it would phase out its contracts with those prisons, following findings that they are less safe and…
By Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press
The Justice Department says it's phasing out its relationships with private prisons after a recent audit found the private facilities have more safety and security problems than ones run by the government.
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