Weeks into his new role, Attorney General Sessions has started rolling back important positive steps in the criminal justice system put into place during the Obama Administration. In this case, Attorney General Sessions issued a memo rescinding the 6 month old Obama directive to end the use of privately run prisons.
According to the New York Post, AG Sessions believes that the Bureau of Prisons needs to use private prisons to meet the future needs of the federal corrections system. While this reversal is disappointing, it is not entirely unexpected. It is imperative that those who care about positive criminal justice reform take a stand against policies that move the nation backwards.
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