August 18, 2016, Obama Administration to End Privately Run For Profit Federal Prisons

August 18, 2016

It a ground breaking Executive Order, the Obama Administration has begun the process of eliminating the use of private for profit prisons for federal prison inmates. In a memo to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates told it to start reducing “and ultimately ending” the Justice Department’s use of private prisons. The announcement follows a recent Justice Department audit that found that the private facilities have more safety and security problems than government-run ones. Right now there are approximately 22,000 federal inmates held at the following privately run, for-profit federal prisons in the United States: Adams County CI, Big Spring CI, Cibola County CI, D. Ray James CI, Eden CI, Giles W. Dalby CI, Great Plains CI, McRae CI, Moshannon Valley CI, Reeves I & II CI, Reeves III CI, Rivers CI, Taft CI. We are thankful that the federal government has finally recognized the hypocrisy of incarcerating Americans for profit. As always, if you have any questions or concerns about this matter, any issue related to federal sentencing or federal prison, please feel free to call NPSC at 615-696-6153.