US attorney general rescinds Obama-era memo phasing out private prisons

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February 23, 2017 23:55
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WASHINGTON - The US Justice Department has rescinded a memo issued by the Obama administration that phased out the use of private contractors to run federal prisons.

In a memo dated on Tuesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the Obama policy impaired the government's ability to meet the future needs of the prison system. The Obama administration said privately operated prisons were less safe and a poor substitute for government-run facilities.

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